Richmond, Calgary

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Richmond is located in Calgary
Location of Richmond in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°01′53″N 114°06′48″W / 51.03139°N 114.11333°W / 51.03139; -114.11333Coordinates: 51°01′53″N 114°06′48″W / 51.03139°N 114.11333°W / 51.03139; -114.11333
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SW
Ward 8
Established 1950
Annexed 1907
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Evan Woolley
 • Total 1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Elevation 1,105 m (3,625 ft)
Population (2008)[2]
 • Total 3,892
 • Average Income $49,954
Website Richmond Community Association

Richmond is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta.

It is located on both sides of the Crowchild Trail, south of 17th Avenue SW.[3] It was the location of Alberta Children's Hospital until 2007, when the new facility was opened in the north-west quadrant. The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.[4]

Richmond was established in 1950. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 8 councillor,[1] on a provincial level by Calgary-Currie MLA Brian Malkinson, and is currently represented at the federal level by Calgary Centre MP Kent Hehr.


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Richmond had a population of 4,229 living in 2,259 dwellings, a 2.8% increase from its 2011 population of 4,113.[5] With a land area of 1.8 km2 (0.69 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,350/km2 (6,090/sq mi) in 2012.[5][6]

Residents in this community had an median household income of $49,954, and there were 17.6% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[7] Most buildings are single-family detached home (48.3%).[2]


The community is served by Richmond Elementary and Chinook College for Continuing Education public schools, as well as various private schools.

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  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Richmond Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  3. ^ City of Calgary (2003). "Community Map" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2003-10-06. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  4. ^ City of Calgary Planning (2005). "Richmond Area Redevelopment Plan" (PDF). Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 8 Profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-22. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 

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