Fawcett, Alberta

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Fawcett is located in Alberta
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Location of Fawcett Alberta

Fawcett is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Westlock County.[1] It is located on Highway 44, approximately 118 kilometres (73 mi) northwest of Edmonton.

The community has the name of a railroad officer.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Fawcett recorded a population of 69 living in 31 of its 37 total private dwellings, a change of −5.5% from its 2011 population of 73. With a land area of 0.45 km2 (0.17 sq mi), it had a population density of 153.3/km2 (397.1/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Fawcett had a population of 73 living in 27 of its 30 total dwellings, a -7.6% change from its 2006 population of 79. With a land area of 0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi), it had a population density of 149.0/km2 (386/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

Fawcett is the hometown of professional hockey player and actor Ross Smith. Ross portrayed the character Barclay Donaldson in the 1977 movie Slap Shot.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-08.
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 50.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07.

Coordinates: 54°32′26″N 114°05′41″W / 54.54056°N 114.09472°W / 54.54056; -114.09472 (Fawcett)