Swan Hills

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Swan Hills
Town
Town of Swan Hills
Swan Hills is located in Alberta
Swan Hills
Swan Hills
Location of Swan Hills in Alberta
Coordinates: 54°42′38″N 115°24′48″W / 54.71056°N 115.41333°W / 54.71056; -115.41333Coordinates: 54°42′38″N 115°24′48″W / 54.71056°N 115.41333°W / 54.71056; -115.41333
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 17
Municipal district Big Lakes County
Incorporated[1]  
 • New town September 1, 1959
 • Town January 1, 1967
Government[2]
 • Mayor Craig Wilson
 • Governing body Swan Hills Town Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 26.12 km2 (10.08 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 1,113 m (3,652 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 1,301
 • Density 49.8/km2 (129/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0G 2C0
Area code(s) 780
Highways Highway 32
Highway 33
Waterways Freeman Lake
Morse River
Website Official website

Swan Hills is a town in northern Alberta, Canada. It is located 80 km (50 mi) north of Whitecourt at the junction of Highway 32 and Grizzly Trail. Swan Hills is located in Big Lakes County within census Division No. 17, Alberta.

Although considered to be in northern Alberta, it is located near the geographic centre of the province.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Swan Hills recorded a population of 1,301 living in 535 of its 724 total private dwellings, a change of −11.2% from its 2011 population of 1,465. With a land area of 26.12 km2 (10.08 sq mi), it had a population density of 49.8/km2 (129.0/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Swan Hills had a population of 1,465 living in 576 of its 718 total dwellings, a change of -10.9% from its 2006 population of 1,645. With a land area of 25.44 km2 (9.82 sq mi), it had a population density of 57.6/km2 (149.1/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

The population of the Town of Swan Hills according to its 2008 municipal census is 1,858.[6]

Economy[edit]

The primary industry in Swan Hills is oil and gas, although a hazardous waste disposal plant north of the town is also a local employer. At the height of Swan Hills’ original oil and gas boom, the town peaked at a population of 2,553 in 1979. It since steadily declined by 900+ people over the following 28 years before rebounding to its current population of 1,858.

Education[edit]

There are two schools in Swan Hills, including:

Government[edit]

The Town of Swan Hills is located in the riding of Peace River—Westlock. The MP is Arnold Viersen.

Notable people[edit]

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