Tilley, Alberta

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Hamlet of Tilley
Tilley is located in Alberta
Location of Tilley
Coordinates: 50°27′8″N 111°39′27″W / 50.45222°N 111.65750°W / 50.45222; -111.65750Coordinates: 50°27′8″N 111°39′27″W / 50.45222°N 111.65750°W / 50.45222; -111.65750
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census Division No. 2
Municipal district County of Newell
Founded 1910[1]
Incorporated (village) May 9, 1940[2]
Dissolved August 31, 2013[3]
 • Governing body County of Newell Council
Area (2011)[4]
 • Total 0.68 km2 (0.26 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 352
 • Density 514.8/km2 (1,333/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal Code T0J 3K0
Area code(s) +1-403
Highways Trans-Canada Highway 876
Website Official website

Tilley is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located within the County of Newell approximately 22 km southeast of the City of Brooks and 78 km northwest of the City of Medicine Hat.


Originally founded in 1910 during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway main line,[1] Tilley was incorporated as a village on May 9, 1940.[2] It dissolved from village status on August 31, 2013 to become a hamlet under the jurisdiction of the County of Newell.[3]


In the 2011 Census, Tilley had a population of 352 living in 134 of its 146 total dwellings, a -7.6% change from its 2006 population of 381. With a land area of 0.68 km2 (0.26 sq mi), it had a population density of 517.6/km2 (1,340.7/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

The population of Tilley according to its 2007 municipal census is 405.[5]

In 2006, Tilley had a population of 381 living in 148 dwellings, a 9.7% decrease from 2001. It had a land area of 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi) and a population density of 610.6/km2 (1,581/sq mi).[6]


Tilley's main industries are agriculture (irrigated crop farming and livestock operations) and petroleum.[7]


Amenities within Tilley include an arena, a curling rink, a community hall, and three parks.[8]


Tilley Public School, operated by Grasslands Public Schools,[9] serves students in kindergarten through grade 9.[10]

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  1. ^ a b "A Brief History of the Village of Tilley". Village of Tilley. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Village of Tilley: Location and History Profile". Alberta Municipal Affairs. August 16, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "O.C. 250/2013". Alberta Queen's Printer. August 13, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "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. 
  5. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2009-09-15). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Tilley - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  7. ^ "About Tilley". Village of Tilley. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  8. ^ "Community Living". Village of Tilley. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  9. ^ "Tilley School". Grasslands Public Schools. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  10. ^ "Education". Village of Tilley. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 

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