Gainford, Alberta

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Gainford
Gainford, Alberta is located in Alberta
Gainford, Alberta
Location of Gainford in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°35′13″N 114°47′17″W / 53.5869°N 114.7881°W / 53.5869; -114.7881Coordinates: 53°35′13″N 114°47′17″W / 53.5869°N 114.7881°W / 53.5869; -114.7881
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census divisionNo. 11
Municipal districtParkland County
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • MayorRodney Shaigec
 • Governing body
Area
 • Total1.08 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Elevation
740 m (2,430 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total132
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
 • Dwellings
71
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)

Gainford is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Parkland County.[2] It is located approximately 86 kilometres (53 mi) west of Edmonton and has an elevation of 740 metres (2,430 ft).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 11 and in the federal riding of Yellowhead.

The community takes its name from Gainford, County Durham, England.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Gainford recorded a population of 79 living in 38 of its 53 total private dwellings, a change of −40.2% from its 2011 population of 132. With a land area of 1.08 km2 (0.42 sq mi), it had a population density of 73.1/km2 (189.5/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Gainford had a population of 132 living in 55 of its 71 total dwellings, a 0% change from its 2006 population of 132. With a land area of 1.08 km2 (0.42 sq mi), it had a population density of 122.2/km2 (316.6/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

The population of Gainford according to Parkland County's 2009 municipal census is 47.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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.
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 55.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Parkland County (June 29, 2009). "2009 Municipal Census". Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2010.