County of Newell

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County of Newell
Municipal district
Last remaining prairie grain elevators in the Scandia district. Scandia
Last remaining prairie grain elevators in the Scandia district. Scandia
Official logo of County of Newell
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County of Newell is located in Alberta
County of Newell
Location of Newell County in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°33′51″N 111°53′56″W / 50.56417°N 111.89889°W / 50.56417; -111.89889Coordinates: 50°33′51″N 111°53′56″W / 50.56417°N 111.89889°W / 50.56417; -111.89889
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division No. 2
Established 1948
Incorporated 1953
Government[1]
 • Reeve Molly Douglass
 • Governing body County of Newell Council
 • Office location south of Brooks
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 5,904.67 km2 (2,279.81 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 7,524
 • Density 1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Website countyofnewell.ab.ca

The County of Newell is a municipal district in southern Alberta, Canada. Located in Census Division No. 2, its municipal office is located south of the City of Brooks.

History[edit]

It was incorporated as the County of Newell No. 4 on January 1, 1953, through the amalgamation of the Municipal District of Newell No. 28 and part of the Municipal District of Bow Valley No. 40. Its name was changed to the County of Newell on September 9, 2011.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the County of Newell recorded a population of 7,524 living in 2,412 of its 2,627 total private dwellings, a 5.4% change from its 2011 population of 7,138. With a land area of 5,904.67 km2 (2,279.81 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.3/km2 (3.3/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, the County of Newell had a population of 6,786 living in 2,220 of its 2,480 total dwellings, a -1% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 6,852. With a land area of 5,904.72 km2 (2,279.83 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.1/km2 (3.0/sq mi) in 2011.[4] Following the 2013 dissolution of the Village of Tilly, Statistics Canada adjusted the County of Newell's 2011 population upward by 352 people to 7,138.[5]

The population of the County of Newell according to its 2009 municipal census is 7,101.[6]

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