Sturgis, Saskatchewan

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Sturgis
Sturgis is located in Saskatchewan
Sturgis
Sturgis
Sturgis in Saskatchewan
Sturgis is located in Canada
Sturgis
Sturgis
Sturgis (Canada)
Coordinates: 51°56′17″N 102°32′24″W / 51.938°N 102.54°W / 51.938; -102.54
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
RegionEast Central
Census division9
Rural MunicipalityPreeceville No. 334
Post office Founded1908
Incorporated (Village)1912
Incorporated (Town)1951
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorAlan Holmberg
 • AdministratorWanda Pung
 • Governing bodySturgis Town Council
Area
 • Total3.41 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total620
 • Density181.6/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneCST
Postal code
Area code(s)306 / 639
Highways Hwy 9 / Hwy 49
WaterwaysAssiniboine River
WebsiteTown of Sturgis
[1][2][3]

Sturgis is a town of 620 people in east central Saskatchewan, Canada. The Town of Sturgis is 95 km north of Yorkton on Highway 9. It is located in the Assiniboine river valley near the lakes and woods region of the province.

The community was named for Sturgis, South Dakota, where Fred Clyde Brooks, the first postmaster, had been raised.[4]

The Sturgis railway station receives scheduled Via Rail service.

Demographics[edit]

The Town of Sturgis had a recorded population of 620 in 2011. Despite area competition for business and new residents this was a 7.8% increase since the 2006 Canadian census. Sturgis, a part of census division 9, had a somewhat larger percentage increase in population versus a growth rate of 1.7% in the greater census district since the last census.

Sturgis occupies a total land area of about 3.5 square kilometers. The town has a population density of 181.6 people per square kilometer. The density for the census district is 2.3 persons per square kilometer and 1.8 persons per square kilometer for Saskatchewan as a whole.

In 2011 the median age of the population in Sturgis increased in 2001 to 51.2 years of age versus 49.7 in 2006. The median age of the division was 46.1 in 2011 and 38.2 for the province.[5]

Canada census – Sturgis, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 620 (+7.8% from 2006) 575 (-8.3% from 2001)
Land area: 3.41 km2 (1.32 sq mi) 3.39 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
Population density: 181.6/km2 (470/sq mi) 169.6/km2 (439/sq mi)
Median age: 51.2 (M: 49.8, F: 52.9) 49.7 (M: 46.9, F: 52.5)
Total private dwellings: 341 338
Median household income:
References: 2011[6] 2006[7] earlier[8]

Economy[edit]

[9]

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Sturgis Economic Development Corp.
  • Sturgis Tourist Information Booth

Attractions[edit]

  • Station House Museum
  • Skating and Curling Rinks
  • Sturgis & District Community Hall
  • Sturgis Ski Hill
  • Lady Lake Regional Park[10]

Sports and clubs[edit]

  • Sturgis Ski Club
  • Sturgis Figure Skating Club
  • Sturgis Sports & Rodeo Assoc.
  • Etomamie Valley Riders (horse riding club)
  • Sturgis Lacrosse
  • Assiniboine Gun Club
  • Sturgis 4H Multiple Club
  • Sturgis Horticultural Society
  • Sturgis Wildlife Federation

Churches[edit]

  • Grace United Church
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
  • St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
  • Evangelical Church
  • Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church

Education[edit]

Sturgis is home to Sturgis Elementary School and Sturgis Composite High School a part of the Good Spirit School Division No. 204[11]

  • Parkland Regional Library - Sturgis Branch
  • The Kinette Club of Sturgis Nursery School
  • Good Spirit School Division Band

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  4. ^ Barry, Bill (September 2005). Geographic Names of Saskatchewan. Regina, Saskatchewan: People Places Publishing, Ltd. p. 407. ISBN 1-897010-19-2.
  5. ^ Statistics, Canada. "Census Profile Sturgis". Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-04-11.
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  9. ^ "Town of Sturgis". Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  10. ^ "Sturgis & District Regional Park, Lady Lake Site". Tourism Saskatchewan. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  11. ^ "Good Spirit School Division Schools List" (PDF). Retrieved May 2, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°56′17″N 102°32′24″W / 51.938°N 102.54°W / 51.938; -102.54