This article is about the Winnipeg neighbourhood of River Heights.
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|• MP||Jim Carr|
|• MLA||Jon Gerrard|
|• Councillor||John Orlikow|
|• Neighbourhood||6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|• Metro||5,306.79 km2 (2,048.96 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)|
|Forward sortation area|
|Area code(s)||Area codes 204 and 431|
River Heights is a community area in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is located south of the Assiniboine River, west of Fort Rouge at Stafford Street, east of Edgeland St. adjacent to Tuxedo, and north of the Canadian National Railways mainline, and south of Wellington Crescent.
The land which is now River Heights was once part of the Parish of St. Boniface. It was annexed by the City of Winnipeg in 1882 though substantial development did not occur in the area until after World War I.
Some streets at the eastern end of River Heights are named after types of deciduous trees, Oak, Elm, Ash, while others are named after , Waterloo (1881), Montrose, Oxford.
It was traditionally an Anglo-Saxon Protestant area, though today the area has a more diverse population, featuring a Jewish presence, which makes up 11% of the neighbourhood's population.
River Heights, along with West Fort Rouge, comprised the South End of the old City of Winnipeg. It was these areas which contributed the majority of the men and the money to form the Citizens Committee of 1000, the group which broke the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.[ citation needed ]
In 2016, the population of River Heights was 57,375,(18,995 not including "East River Heights from Census definition) has been constantly going down since 1971 when the population was 70,650, other than the 0.5% increase from 2001 to 2006. The median household income in River Heights is $47,646, slightly lower than the city-average at $49,790.
|2016 Pop.||Land Area |
|North River Heights||5,615||1.7|
|Central River Heights||3,340||1.1|
|South River Heights||2,665||1.1|
|Sir John Franklin||2,425||1.1|
River Heights is part of the Winnipeg School Division, and includes the following schools:
According to the Winnipeg Census Profiles,River Heights is divided into two neighbourhood clusters; River Heights West and River Heights East. This article discusses the following six areas:
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