Walsh, Alberta

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Walsh
Walsh, Alberta is located in Alberta
Walsh, Alberta
Location of Walsh in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°56′50″N 110°02′33″W / 49.9472°N 110.0425°W / 49.9472; -110.0425Coordinates: 49°56′50″N 110°02′33″W / 49.9472°N 110.0425°W / 49.9472; -110.0425
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census divisionNo. 1
Municipal districtCypress County
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • Governing bodyCypress County Council
Area
 • Total1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
Elevation
745 m (2,444 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total58
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Dwellings
31
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)

Walsh is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada, within Cypress County.[2]

It is located along the Trans-Canada Highway, immediately west of the Saskatchewan border, and has an elevation of 745 metres (2,444 ft).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 1 and in the federal riding of Medicine Hat.

Walsh is likely named for the prominent North-West Mounted Police officer, James Walsh, who established a fort there in the early days of that organization.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Walsh recorded a population of 60 living in 27 of its 35 total private dwellings, a change of 3.4% from its 2011 population of 58. With a land area of 1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi), it had a population density of 48.0/km2 (124.3/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Walsh had a population of 58 living in 27 of its 31 total dwellings, a 5.5% change from its 2006 population of 55. With a land area of 1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi), it had a population density of 40.8/km2 (105.8/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-22.
  3. ^ Morrow, James Morrison (1923). Early History of the Medicine Hat County. Medicine Hat Historical Society. p. 4.
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.