Willingdon, Alberta

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Willingdon
Hamlet of Willingdon
Willingdon is located in Alberta
Willingdon
Willingdon
Location of Willingdon in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°49′53″N 112°07′39″W / 53.83139°N 112.12750°W / 53.83139; -112.12750Coordinates: 53°49′53″N 112°07′39″W / 53.83139°N 112.12750°W / 53.83139; -112.12750
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division10
Municipal districtCounty of Two Hills No. 21
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageAugust 31, 1928
Dissolved[2]September 1, 2017
Government
 • Governing bodyCounty of Two Hills No. 21 Council
Area
 (2016)[3]
 • Land0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Elevation
625 m (2,051 ft)
Population
(2016)[3]
 • Total319
 • Density345/km2 (890/sq mi)
Highways45
857
WaterwaysWithford Lake

Willingdon is a hamlet within the County of Two Hills No. 21 in central Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 117 km (73 mi) northeast of Edmonton, Alberta's capital city.

History[edit]

Willingdon originally incorporated as a village on August 31, 1928.[1] It dissolved from village status 89 years later on September 1, 2017, becoming a hamlet under the jurisdiction of the County of Two Hills No. 21.[2]

In 1985, one of the last two traditional wooden grain elevators in Alberta was built in Willingdon by the Alberta Wheat Pool.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Willingdon recorded a population of 319 living in 130 of its 160 total private dwellings, a 16% change from its 2011 population of 275. With a land area of 0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi), it had a population density of 346.7/km2 (898.1/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Willingdon had a population of 275 living in 131 of its 166 total dwellings, a -6.8% change from its 2006 population of 295. With a land area of 0.97 km2 (0.37 sq mi), it had a population density of 283.5/km2 (734.3/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Location and History Profile: Village of Willingdon" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 21, 2016. p. 618. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "O.C. 240/2017". Government of Alberta. June 12, 2017. Retrieved September 30, 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. ^ http://www.grainelevatorsalberta.ca/articles/HRM-history.pdf
  5. ^ "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.