Athabasca County
Welcome sign
Welcome sign
Official seal of Athabasca County
Major communities
Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionNorthern Alberta
Planning regionUpper Athabasca
Established1947
Incorporated1959 (County)
Government
 • ReeveBrian Hall
 • Governing bodyJoe Gerlach

Natasha Kapitaniuk

Ashtin Anderson

Tracy Holland

Gary Cromwell

Kelly Chamzuk

Rob Minns

Camille Wallach
 • CAOBob Beck
 • Administrative officeAthabasca
Area
 (2021)[2]
 • Land6,111.3 km2 (2,359.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total6,959
 • Density1.1/km2 (3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[3]

Geography

Communities and localities

The following localities are located within Athabasca County.[5]

Localities

Demographics

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.[2]

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.[6]

Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)
Population group Population % of total population
White 6,650 87.7%
Visible minority group
Source:[7]
South Asian 0 0%
Chinese 15 0.2%
Black 35 0.5%
Filipino 20 0.3%
Latin American 0 0%
Arab 15 0.2%
Southeast Asian 25 0.3%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 0 0%
Japanese 15 0.2%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple visible minority 0 0%
Total visible minority population 125 1.6%
Aboriginal group
Source:[8]
First Nations 310 4.1%
Métis 500 6.6%
Inuit 0 0%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 0 0%
Total Aboriginal population 810 10.7%
Total population 7,585 100%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 9, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  3. ^ Province of Alberta. "Order in Council (O.C.) 563/2009". Retrieved December 6, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. January 12, 2022. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  5. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4813044 - Athabasca County No. 12, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. March 5, 2010. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  8. ^ Aboriginal Population Profile from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision