Waldstatt

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Waldstatt
AB Ge 4-4 zwischen Waldstatt und Zürchersmühle.jpg
Coat of arms of Waldstatt
Coat of arms
Waldstatt is located in Switzerland
Waldstatt
Waldstatt
Waldstatt is located in Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden
Waldstatt
Waldstatt
Coordinates: 47°21′N 9°17′E / 47.350°N 9.283°E / 47.350; 9.283Coordinates: 47°21′N 9°17′E / 47.350°N 9.283°E / 47.350; 9.283
Country Switzerland
Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden
District n.a.
Area[1]
 • Total 6.74 km2 (2.60 sq mi)
Elevation 816 m (2,677 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 1,783
 • Density 260/km2 (690/sq mi)
Postal code 9104
SFOS number 3007
Surrounded by Herisau, Hundwil, Schwellbrunn, Urnäsch
Website www.waldstatt.ch
SFSO statistics

Waldstatt is a municipality in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland.

Waldstatt

History[edit]

Waldstatt is first mentioned in 1374 as Ober Walstatt. In 1415 it was mentioned as Wallstatt.[3]

Geography[edit]

Waldstatt has an area, as of 2006, of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi). Of this area, 62.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 25.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 10.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.3%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).[4]

The municipality is located in the former District of Hinterland. It consists of the village of Waldstatt and a number of hamlets and farm houses.

Demographics[edit]

Waldstatt has a population (as of 2008) of 1,755, of which about 11.5% are foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 1.9%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (90.9%), with Turkish being second most common ( 2.8%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 1.6%).[4]

As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.[6] The age distribution, as of 2000, in Waldstatt is; 157 people or 9.2% of the population are between 0–6 years old. 218 people or 12.7% are 6-15, and 93 people or 5.4% are 16-19. Of the adult population, 101 people or 5.9% of the population are between 20–24 years old. 465 people or 27.2% are 25-44, and 405 people or 23.7% are 45-64. The senior population distribution is 191 people or 11.2% of the population are between 65–79 years old, and 80 people or 4.7% are over 80.[6]

In the 2007 federal election the FDP received 71.5% of the vote.[4]

In Waldstatt about 68.6% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[4]

Waldstatt has an unemployment rate of 1.33%. As of 2005, there were 78 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 38 businesses involved in this sector. 304 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 19 businesses in this sector. 202 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 54 businesses in this sector.[4]

The historical population is given in the following table:[3][6]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1734 634 —    
1800 1,034 +63.1%
1850 983 −4.9%
1870 951 −3.3%
1900 1,483 +55.9%
1910 1,555 +4.9%
1941 1,297 −16.6%
1950 1,455 +12.2%
1960 1,536 +5.6%
1980 1,440 −6.2%
1990 1,529 +6.2%
2000 1,713 +12.0%
2005 1,720 +0.4%
2007 1,747 +1.6%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. ^ a b Waldstatt in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  4. ^ a b c d e Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 17-Sep-2009
  5. ^ Brief Statistics for the half-canton (German) accessed 15 September 2009
  6. ^ a b c Appenzell Outer Rhodes website (German) accessed 15 September 2009

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