University Heights, Calgary

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University Heights
Neighbourhood
University Heights is located in Calgary
University Heights
University Heights
Location of University Heights in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°04′20″N 114°08′9″W / 51.07222°N 114.13583°W / 51.07222; -114.13583Coordinates: 51°04′20″N 114°08′9″W / 51.07222°N 114.13583°W / 51.07222; -114.13583
Country Canada
Province Alberta
City Calgary
QuadrantNW
Ward1
Established1963
Government
 • MayorNaheed Nenshi
 • Administrative bodyCalgary City Council
 • CouncillorWard Sutherland
Area
 • Total0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation
1,105 m (3,625 ft)
Population
(2006)[2]
 • Total2,919
 • Average Income
$43,079
WebsiteUniversity Heights Community Association

University Heights is a residential neighbourhood in the north-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located south of the University of Calgary, McMahon Stadium, the Alberta Children's Hospital and Foothills Hospital. It is a relatively small neighbourhood and is bounded to the north by 24 Avenue N, to the east by University Drive, to the south by 16 Avenue N (Trans-Canada Highway) and to the west by Shaganappi Trail.

Stephen Harper, Canada's former Prime Minister, lived in this neighbourhood while attending school in Calgary.

University Heights was established in 1963. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 1 councillor.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, University Heights had a population of 2,928 living in 1,380 dwellings, a 1.3% increase from its 2011 population of 2,890.[3] With a land area of 0.8 km2 (0.31 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,660/km2 (9,500/sq mi) in 2012.[3][4]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $43,079 in 2000, and there were 30.3% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[5] As of 2000, 28% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 64.6% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 66.5% of the housing was used for renting.[2]

Education[edit]

Sir William Van Horne High School

There are two schools in this neighbourhood:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "University Heights Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-21.
  3. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  5. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 1 Profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2007-05-21.

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