Roxboro, Calgary

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Roxboro is located in Calgary
Location of Roxboro in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°01′35″N 114°04′16″W / 51.02639°N 114.07111°W / 51.02639; -114.07111Coordinates: 51°01′35″N 114°04′16″W / 51.02639°N 114.07111°W / 51.02639; -114.07111
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SW
Ward 9
Established 1911 (Rideau Park)
  1923 (Roxboro)
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra
 • Total 1.0 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Elevation 1,055 m (3,461 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 • Total 413
 • Average Income $153,667
Website Roxboro Community Association

Roxboro is an inner city residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is bounded to the north and west by the Elbow River and to the south by 33 Avenue S. West of Roxboro, in a bend of the Elbow River, lies the community of Rideau Park.

Rideau Park was established in 1911, and Roxboro in 1923. Buildings from that period still stand today. Both were designated as communities of the city in 1967. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 9 councillor.


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Roxboro had a population of 421 living in 161 dwellings, a -4.5% increase from its 2011 population of 441.[3] With a land area of 0.3 km2 (0.12 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi) in 2012.[3][4] Also in the 2012 municipal census, Rideau Park had a population of 636 living in 342 dwellings, a 1.4% increase from its 2011 population of 627.[3] With a land area of 0.3 km2 (0.12 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi) in 2012.[3][4]

Roxboro is one of Calgary's wealthiest neighbourhoods. Residents in this community had a median household income of $153,667 in 2000, and there were no low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[5] As of 2000, 12.5% of the residents were immigrants. All buildings were single-family detached homes, and none of the housing was used for renting.[2] In Rideau Park, a proportion of 49.1% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 13% of the housing was used for renting.[6]


The community is served by the Rideau Park Elementary & Junior High public school.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Roxboro Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 11 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  6. ^ City of Calgary (2006). "Rideau Park Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-12. 

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