Yellowhead County

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Yellowhead County
Municipal district
Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
Coordinates: 53°34′54″N 116°26′4″W / 53.58167°N 116.43444°W / 53.58167; -116.43444Coordinates: 53°34′54″N 116°26′4″W / 53.58167°N 116.43444°W / 53.58167; -116.43444
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census divisionNo. 14
Established1994
Incorporated1994
Government
 • MayorJim Eglinski
 • Governing body
 • CAOJack Ramme
 • Office locationEdson
Area
 (2016)[2]
 • Land22,293.16 km2 (8,607.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total10,995
 • Density0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Websiteyellowheadcounty.ab.ca
Winter at Embarras
Entering Yellowhead County on the Yellowhead Highway

Yellowhead County is a municipal district in west central Alberta, Canada.

It is the only county in Alberta Division 14, and shares the boundaries with this census division.

History[edit]

  • 1994: Established as a Municipal District of Yellowhead No. 94 on January 1.
  • 1998: The name changed to Yellowhead County on July 8.[3]
  • 1998: Evansburg dissolved as a village, and became part of Yellowhead Municipal District on June 30.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Yellowhead County recorded a population of 10,995 living in 4,309 of its 5,048 total private dwellings, a 5% change from its 2011 population of 10,469. With a land area of 22,293.16 km2 (8,607.44 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, Yellowhead County had a population of 10,469 living in 4,083 of its 4,708 total dwellings, a 4.2% change from its 2006 population of 10,045. With a land area of 22,296.26 km2 (8,608.63 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.2/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

Communities and localities[edit]

The following urban municipalities are surrounded by Yellowhead County:[5]

The following localities are located within Yellowhead County:[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs. "Yellowhead County municipal profile". Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  6. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4814003 - Yellowhead County, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-12.

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