Josephburg

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Josephburg
Hamlet
Josephburg is located in Alberta
Josephburg
Josephburg
Location of Josephburg in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°42′48″N 113°4′12″W / 53.71333°N 113.07000°W / 53.71333; -113.07000Coordinates: 53°42′48″N 113°4′12″W / 53.71333°N 113.07000°W / 53.71333; -113.07000
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionEdmonton Metropolitan Region
Census division11
Specialized municipalityStrathcona County
Settled1890s
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • MayorRod Frank
 • Governing body
Area
 • Total2.48 km2 (0.96 sq mi)
Elevation
640 m (2,100 ft)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total123
 • Density49.6/km2 (128/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area code(s)780, 587, 825
HighwaysHighway 830
WebsiteStrathcona County -Josephburg

Josephburg is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada, within Strathcona County.[2] It is located on Highway 830, 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) east of Fort Saskatchewan. It is near Alberta's Industrial Heartland, home to petrochemical industries.

This farming community was once home to several businesses, including a Case dealership, UFA, Danny's Cafe, Becker's hardware store and Mrs. Hainault's general store, as well as a feed mill, curling rink, four grain elevators, a United Church, and a community hall. Gymkhana Grounds are located just east of the community. There is also a local airport serving Strathcona County and the Industrial Heartland area.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Josephburg recorded a population of 123 living in 60 of its 61 total private dwellings, a change of −13.4% from its 2011 population of 142. With a land area of 2.48 km2 (0.96 sq mi), it had a population density of 49.6/km2 (128.5/sq mi) in 2016.[1]

The population of Josephburg according to Strathcona County's 2015 municipal census is 117.[4]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Josephburg had a population of 142 living in 59 of its 67 total dwellings, a -7.8% change from its 2006 population of 154. With a land area of 2.46 km2 (0.95 sq mi), it had a population density of 57.7/km2 (149.5/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  3. ^ Josephburg Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Census 2015: Overall Results" (PDF). Strathcona County. p. 4. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "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.