Kilkenny, Edmonton

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Kilkenny is located in Edmonton
Location of Kilkenny in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°36′40″N 113°27′25″W / 53.611°N 113.457°W / 53.611; -113.457
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Sector[2]Mature area
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorJon Dziadyk
 • Total1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
683 m (2,241 ft)
 • Total5,715
 • Density3,265.7/km2 (8,458/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12)
 • Dwellings

Kilkenny is a residential neighbourhood in north east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Most of the development in the neighbourhood occurred during the 1960s and 1970s. It was named after Kilkenny in Ireland.[citation needed]

The neighbourhood is bounded on the west by 82 Street, on the east by 66 Street, on the north by 153 Avenue, and on the south by 144 Avenue. Londonderry Mall, a major shopping centre, is located to the south of the neighbourhood along 66 Street.

The community is represented by the Kilkenny Community League, established in 1970, which maintains a community hall and outdoor rink located at 72 Street and 149 Avenue.[8][9]


In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Kilkenny had a population of 5,715 living in 2,180 dwellings,[7] a -1.9% change from its 2009 population of 5,826.[10] With a land area of 1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi),[6] it had a population density of 3,265.7 people/km2 in 2012.[6][7]

Residential development[edit]

According to the 2001 federal census, approximately half of all residences (50.6%) were built between 1961 and 1970. Another one in four (23.2%) were built between 1971 and 1980. One in five (22.3%) were built between 1981 and 1990. By 1990, residential development in Kilkenny was substantially complete.[11]

The most common type of residence in the neighbourhood, according to the 2005 municipal census, is the single-family dwelling. These account for three out of every five (60%) residences in the neighbourhood. Rented apartments in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories account for another three out of every ten (30%) of all residences. Most of the remaining residences (10%) are row houses. There is also a small number (<1%) of duplexes.[12] Three out of every five (62%) residences are owner-occupied while two out of every five (38%) residences are rented.[13]

Population mobility[edit]

The population of the neighbourhood is somewhat mobile. According to the 2005 municipal census, approximately one resident in eight (13.3%) had moved within the previous twelve months. One resident in five (20%) had moved within the previous one to three years. Just over half (53.4%) of all residents had lived at the same address for five or more years.[14]

Schools and recreation facilities[edit]

There are five schools in the neighbourhood.

Shopping and services[edit]

Londonderry Mall, a major Edmonton shopping centre, is located a short distance to the south in the adjoining neighbourhood of Kildare. Another major shopping centre, North Town Centre, is located to the southwest in the neighbourhood of Northmount. Across the street from North Town Centre is a third major shopping mall, Northgate Centre.

The Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre and Londonderry Athletic Grounds are both located in the neighbourhood.

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 3, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 4, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "The Way We Grow: Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 15100" (PDF). City of Edmonton. 2010-05-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "City of Edmonton Plans in Effect" (PDF). City of Edmonton. November 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 17, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  8. ^ "Kilkenny Community League". Kilkenny Community League. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  9. ^ Kuban, Ron (2005). Edmonton's Urban Villages: The Community League Movement. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9781459303249.
  10. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
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  12. ^ Duplexes include triplexes and fourplexes.
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