The community has the name of J. A. Hesketh, a railroad official.
As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Hesketh recorded a population of 10 living in 5 of its 5 total private dwellings, a change of −33.3% from its 2011 population of 15. With a land area of 0.13 km2 (0.050 sq mi), it had a population density of 76.9/km2 (199.2/sq mi) in 2016.
As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Hesketh had a population of 15 living in 5 of its 5 total dwellings, a 0% change from its 2006 population of 15. With a land area of 0.11 km2 (0.042 sq mi), it had a population density of 136/km2 (353/sq mi) in 2011.
- Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
- Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 64.
- "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.
- "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.
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