Thorsby, Alberta

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Thorsby
Town
Town of Thorsby
Thorsby is located in Alberta
Thorsby
Thorsby
Location of Thorsby in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°13′39″N 114°03′2″W / 53.22750°N 114.05056°W / 53.22750; -114.05056Coordinates: 53°13′39″N 114°03′2″W / 53.22750°N 114.05056°W / 53.22750; -114.05056
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Edmonton Capital Region
Municipal district Leduc County
Incorporated[1][2]  
 • Village December 31, 1949
 • Town January 1, 2017
Government
 • Mayor Barry Rasch
 • Governing body Thorsby Town Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 3.85 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
Elevation 745 m (2,444 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 985
 • Density 255.8/km2 (663/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways 39
778
Waterways Weed Creek
Website Official website

Thorsby is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 38 km (24 mi) west of the City of Leduc, along Highway 39. Pigeon Lake and Pigeon Lake Provincial Park are located 20 km (12 mi) south of the community.

St. John the Baptist Church, at the south end of Thorsby

Demographics[edit]

The population of the Town of Thorsby according to its 2017 municipal census is 1,015,[4] a change of −1% from its 2015 municipal census population of 1,025.[5]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Thorsby recorded a population of 985 living in 394 of its 428 total private dwellings, a 3.6% change from its 2011 population of 951. With a land area of 3.85 km2 (1.49 sq mi), it had a population density of 255.8/km2 (662.6/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, Statistics Canada originally reported that Thorsby had a population of 797 living in 334 of its 373 total dwellings, a -15.7% change from its 2006 population of 945.[6] Statistics Canada subsequently amended the 2011 census results to a population of 951 living in 394 of its 436 total dwellings, a 0.6% change from 2006.[7] With a land area of 3.87 km2 (1.49 sq mi), it had a population density of 245.7/km2 (636.5/sq mi) in 2011.[6][7]

Economy[edit]

The Town of Thorsby is a member of the Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association, an economic development partnership that markets Alberta's International Region[8] in proximity to the Edmonton International Airport.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Thorsby" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 21, 2016. p. 569. Retrieved October 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Order in Council (O.C.) 344/2016" (PDF). Province of Alberta. December 13, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "2017 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. ISBN 978-1-4601-3652-2. Retrieved January 13, 2018. 
  5. ^ "2016 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. ISBN 978-1-4601-3127-5. Retrieved January 13, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Corrections and updates". Statistics Canada. March 21, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "About Us". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Explore the Region". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Archived from the original on April 16, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 

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