Foothills County

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Foothills County
Municipal district
Official logo of Foothills County
Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCalgary Region
Census divisionNo. 6
Name changeJanuary 1, 2019
 • ReeveTemplate:Foothills County Council
 • Governing bodyTemplate:Foothills County Council
 • ManagerHarry Riva Cambrin
 • Office locationHigh River
 • Land3,636.8 km2 (1,404.2 sq mi)
 • Total22,766
 • Density6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)

Foothills County is a municipal district in southern Alberta, Canada adjacent to the south side of Calgary in Census Division No. 6. Despite sharing a common border with the City of Calgary, it does not form part of the Calgary census metropolitan area (CMA) as defined by Statistics Canada. It is however a member municipality of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board.

Founded as the Municipal District of Sheep River No. 31 in January 1954, its name was changed to the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31 in March of that same year. The municipality assumed its present name on January 2, 2019.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Foothills County recorded a population of 22,766 living in 8,156 of its 8,689 total private dwellings, a 7.1% change from its 2011 population of 21,248. With a land area of 3,636.8 km2 (1,404.2 sq mi), it had a population density of 6.3/km2 (16.2/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, Foothills County had a population of 21,258 living in 7,643 of its 8,401 total dwellings, a 7.7% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 19,731. With a land area of 3,642.9 km2 (1,406.5 sq mi), it had a population density of 5.8/km2 (15.1/sq mi) in 2011.[3] Following High River's 2012 annexation, Statistics Canada adjusted the M.D. of Foothills No. 31's 2011 population downward by 10 people to 21,248.[4]

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  1. ^ Template:Foothills County Council
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names From January 2, 2011 to January 1, 2012 (Table 1 – Changes to census subdivisions in alphabetical order by province and territory)" (XLSX). Statistics Canada. November 14, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  6. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4806001 - Foothills No. 31, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11.

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