Fawcett, Alberta

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Fawcett
Fawcett is located in Alberta
Fawcett
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Location of Fawcett
Fawcett is located in Canada
Fawcett
Fawcett
Fawcett (Canada)
Coordinates: 54°32′26″N 114°05′41″W / 54.54056°N 114.09472°W / 54.54056; -114.09472Coordinates: 54°32′26″N 114°05′41″W / 54.54056°N 114.09472°W / 54.54056; -114.09472
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division13
Municipal districtWestlock County
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • Governing bodyWestlock County Council
Area
 • Land0.45 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total69
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Area code(s)780, 587, 825

Fawcett is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Westlock County.[2] It is located on Highway 44, approximately 118 kilometres (73 mi) northwest of Edmonton, and four kilometres east of Hubert Lake Wildland Provincial Park.[3]

The community has the name of a railroad officer.[4]

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.[1]

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.[5]

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. Casey Fawcett, the previous World Record holder for most glasses held in a single hand,[6] is also a resident of Fawcett.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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.
  2. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. January 6, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  3. ^ Hubert Lake Wildland Provincial Park
  4. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 50.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
  6. ^ https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/most-wine-glasses-held-in-one-hand