|Town of Swan Hills|
|Municipal district||Big Lakes County|
|• New town||September 1, 1959|
|• Town||January 1, 1967|
|• Mayor||Craig Wilson|
|• Governing body||Swan Hills Town Council|
|• Land||26.12 km2 (10.08 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,113 m (3,652 ft)|
|• Density||49.8/km2 (129/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|Postal code span||T0G 2C0|
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.
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.
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.
The population of the Town of Swan Hills according to its 2008 municipal census is 1,858.
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.
There are two schools in Swan Hills, including:
- Swan Hills Public School
- Northern Lakes College, Swan Hills Campus
- Leland Irving, professional hockey player
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- "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- Alberta Municipal Affairs (2009-09-15). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-14.
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