As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Joffre recorded a population of 171 living in 73 of its 75 total private dwellings, a change of -0.6% from its 2011 population of 172. With a land area of 0.21 km2 (0.081 sq mi), it had a population density of 814.3/km2 (2,109.0/sq mi) in 2016.
As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Joffre had a population of 172 living in 69 of its 73 total dwellings, a 3.6% change from its 2006 population of 166. With a land area of 0.35 km2 (0.14 sq mi), it had a population density of 491/km2 (1,273/sq mi) in 2011.
The population of Joffre according to Lacombe County's 2008 municipal census is 195.
The community name was originally a Post Office named in 1918 after Marshal J. J. C. Joffre, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied army 1915–1917. Previously it had been named "Blades" after a local family of pioneers.
- Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- "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.
- Lacombe County. "2008 Lacombe County Census: Statistical Report". Retrieved January 4, 2010.
- Mardon, Ernest G; Austin (2010). Community names of Alberta. p. 181.
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