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Schupfart Kirche.JPG
Coat of arms of Schupfart
Coat of arms
Schupfart is located in Switzerland
Schupfart is located in Canton of Aargau
Coordinates: 47°31′N 7°58′E / 47.517°N 7.967°E / 47.517; 7.967Coordinates: 47°31′N 7°58′E / 47.517°N 7.967°E / 47.517; 7.967
Country Switzerland
Canton Aargau
District Rheinfelden
 • Total 7.04 km2 (2.72 sq mi)
Elevation 457 m (1,499 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total 812
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Postal code 4325
SFOS number 4259
Surrounded by Eiken, Frick, Gipf-Oberfrick, Hellikon, Münchwilen, Obermumpf, Wegenstetten
SFSO statistics

Schupfart is a municipality in the district of Rheinfelden in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.


Schupfart has an area, as of 2009, of 7.04 square kilometers (2.72 sq mi). Of this area, 4.23 km2 (1.63 sq mi) or 60.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 2.28 km2 (0.88 sq mi) or 32.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi) or 7.0% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.01 km2 (2.5 acres) or 0.1% is either rivers or lakes.[3]

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 2.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.6%. Out of the forested land, 30.5% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.8% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 39.1% is used for growing crops and 16.5% is pastures, while 4.5% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is in rivers and streams.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Argent a Linden-leaf slipped Vert.[4]


Schupfart has a population (as of December 2016) of 812[2] As of June 2009, 8.2% of the population are foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of 13.7%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German(96.5%), with Albanian being second most common ( 2.3%) and Italian being third ( 0.6%).[6]

The age distribution, as of 2008, in Schupfart is; 78 children or 10.2% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 91 teenagers or 12.0% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 96 people or 12.6% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 103 people or 13.5% are between 30 and 39, 145 people or 19.1% are between 40 and 49, and 108 people or 14.2% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 70 people or 9.2% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 36 people or 4.7% are between 70 and 79, there are 28 people or 3.7% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 6 people or 0.8% who are 90 and older.[7]

As of 2000, there were 20 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 116 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 121 homes with 5 or more persons in the household.[8] As of 2000, there were 262 private households (homes and apartments) in the municipality, and an average of 2.6 persons per household.[6] In 2008 there were 128 single family homes (or 40.1% of the total) out of a total of 319 homes and apartments.[9] There were a total of 3 empty apartments for a 0.9% vacancy rate.[9] As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 9.4 new units per 1000 residents.[6]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 42.09% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (25.33%), the SP (10.82%) and the FDP (7.37%). In the federal election, a total of 226 votes were cast, and the voter turnout was 40.7%.[10]

The historical population is given in the following table:[7]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1975 539 —    
1980 536 −0.6%
1990 558 +4.1%
2000 685 +22.8%

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

The Herrain, a formerly fortified hill, is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[11]


As of 2007, Schupfart had an unemployment rate of 1.77%. As of 2005, there were 72 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 28 businesses involved in this sector. 37 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 9 businesses in this sector. 55 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 17 businesses in this sector.[6]

In 2000 there were 347 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 281 or about 81.0% of the residents worked outside Schupfart while 41 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 107 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the municipality.[12] Of the working population, 9.7% used public transportation to get to work, and 67.3% used a private car.[6]


From the 2000 census, 518 or 76.1% were Roman Catholic, while 95 or 14.0% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 12 individuals (or about 1.76% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[8]


In Schupfart about 76.2% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[6] Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 49 students attending primary school in the municipality.[8]


  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2017
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (in German) accessed 25 March 2010
  4. ^ Flags of the accessed 28-May-2010
  5. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  6. ^ a b c d e f Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 28-May-2010
  7. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bevölkerungsdaten für den Kanton Aargau und die Gemeinden (Archiv) (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  8. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  9. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (in German) accessed 20 January 2010
  10. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Nationalratswahlen 2007: Stärke der Parteien und Wahlbeteiligung, nach Gemeinden/Bezirk/Canton (in German) accessed 28 May 2010
  11. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte: Aargau". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  12. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (in German) accessed 21 January 2010