Yellowhead County

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Yellowhead County
Municipal district
Yellowhead County is located in Alberta
Yellowhead County
Location of Yellowhead County in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°34′54″N 116°26′4″W / 53.58167°N 116.43444°W / 53.58167; -116.43444Coordinates: 53°34′54″N 116°26′4″W / 53.58167°N 116.43444°W / 53.58167; -116.43444
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division No. 14
Established 1994
Incorporated 1994
Government[1]
 • Mayor Gerald Soroka
 • Governing body
 • CAO Jack Ramme
 • Office location Edson
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 22,293.16 km2 (8,607.44 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 10,995
 • Density 0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Website yellowheadcounty.ab.ca
Winter at Embarras
Entering Yellowhead County on the Yellowhead Highway

Yellowhead County is a municipal district in west central Alberta, Canada.

It is the only county in Alberta Division 14, and shares the boundaries with this census division.

History[edit]

  • 1994: Established as a Municipal District of Yellowhead No. 94 on January 1.
  • 1998: The name changed to Yellowhead County on July 8.[3]
  • 1998: Evansburg dissolved as a village, and became part of Yellowhead Municipal District on June 30.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Yellowhead County recorded a population of 10,995 living in 4,309 of its 5,048 total private dwellings, a 5% change from its 2011 population of 10,469. With a land area of 22,293.16 km2 (8,607.44 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, Yellowhead County had a population of 10,469 living in 4,083 of its 4,708 total dwellings, a 4.2% change from its 2006 population of 10,045. With a land area of 22,296.26 km2 (8,608.63 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.2/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

Communities and localities[edit]

The following urban municipalities are surrounded by Yellowhead County:[5]

The following localities are located within Yellowhead County:[6]

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