|Planning region||Upper Athabasca|
|• Reeve||Brian Hall|
|• Governing body|
Athabasca County Council
|• CAO||Christopher Parker|
|• Administrative office||Athabasca|
|• Land||6,111.3 km2 (2,359.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||1.1/km2 (3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Athabasca County is a municipal district in north central Alberta, Canada. It is located northeast of Edmonton and is in Census Division No. 13. Prior to an official renaming on December 1, 2009, Athabasca County was officially known as the County of Athabasca No. 12.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Athabasca County had a population of 6,959 living in 2,832 of its 3,746 total private dwellings, a change of -11.6% from its 2016 population of 7,869. With a land area of 6,111.3 km2 (2,359.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.1/km2 (2.9/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Athabasca County had a population of 7,869 living in 3,067 of its 4,093 total private dwellings, a 2.7% change from its 2011 population of 7,662. With a land area of 6,124.43 km2 (2,364.66 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.3/km2 (3.3/sq mi) in 2016.
|Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)|
|Population group||Population||% of total population|
|Visible minority group
|Visible minority, n.i.e.||0||0%|
|Multiple visible minority||0||0%|
|Total visible minority population||125||1.6%|
|Multiple Aboriginal identity||0||0%|
|Total Aboriginal population||810||10.7%|