Thorhild, Alberta

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Location of Thorhild
Coordinates: 54°09′32″N113°07′31″W / 54.15889°N 113.12528°W / 54.15889; -113.12528 Coordinates: 54°09′32″N113°07′31″W / 54.15889°N 113.12528°W / 54.15889; -113.12528
CountryFlag of Canada.svg  Canada
Province Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 13
Municipal district Thorhild County
Government
  Governing body Thorhild County Council
Area (2011) [1]
  Total 1.67 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Elevation [2] 649 m (2,129 ft)
Population (2011) [1]
  Total 488
  Density 292.2/km2 (757/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways 18
827
Waterways Kennedy Creek

Thorhild is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Thorhild County. [3] It is located at the intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 827, approximately 86 kilometres (53 mi) north of the City of Edmonton.

Alberta Province of Canada

Alberta is a western province of Canada. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces. Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi). Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier has been Rachel Notley since May 2015.

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Thorhild County Municipal district in Alberta, Canada

Thorhild County is a municipal district located in the central part of northern Alberta, Canada in Census Division 13. It was incorporated in 1955. It changed its name from the County of Thorhild No. 7 to Thorhild County on March 20, 2013.

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Thorhild was formerly a village until April 1, 2009 when it dissolved and became a hamlet within the County of Thorhild No. 7. [4] It originally incorporated as a village on December 31, 1949. [5] The Alberta and Great Waterways Railway paid $480 for the original townsite on July 16, 1914. [6]

Demographics

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Thorhild recorded a population of 531 living in 244 of its 270 total private dwellings, a change of 8.8% from its 2011 population of 488. With a land area of 1.68 km2 (0.65 sq mi), it had a population density of 316.1/km2 (818.6/sq mi) in 2016. [7]

Statistics Canada, formed in 1971, is the Government of Canada government agency commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. Its headquarters is in Ottawa. The Minister responsible for Statistics Canada is the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, currently Navdeep Bains.

In the 2011 Census, Thorhild had a population of 488 living in 240 of its 268 total dwellings, a -3.4% change from its 2006 population of 505. With a land area of 1.67 km2 (0.64 sq mi), it had a population density of 292.2/km2 (756.8/sq mi) in 2011. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Census Profile - Thorhild, Village, Alberta (Dissolved census subdivision)". Statistics Canada. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  2. "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  3. Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-05.
  4. Alberta Queen's Printer (2009-03-18). "Order in Council (O.C.) 131/2009" . Retrieved 2010-07-05.
  5. Alberta Municipal Affairs (1950-01-14). "Formation of the Village of Thorhild" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-05.
  6. Thorhild and District Historical Society (1985). Building and working together : a study of the Thorhild area. Vol. 1. p. 12.
  7. "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.