Foothills County
Municipal District of Sheep River No. 31 (1954)
Municipal District of Foothills No. 31 (1954–2018)
Official seal of Foothills County
Location
Location
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionCalgary Region
Census division6
Established1944
Incorporated1944
Name changeJanuary 1, 2019
Government
 • ReeveDelilah Miller
 • Governing bodyFoothills County Council
 • CAORyan Payne
 • Administrative officeHigh River
Area
 (2021)[1]
 • Land3,604.76 km2 (1,391.81 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total23,199
 • Density6.4/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Websitemdfoothills.com

Foothills County is a municipal district in southern Alberta, Canada adjacent to the south side of Calgary in Census Division No. 6. Despite sharing a common border with the City of Calgary, it does not form part of the Calgary census metropolitan area (CMA) as defined by Statistics Canada. It is however a member municipality of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board.

History

Foothills County was originally formed as the Municipal District (MD) of Sheep River No. 31 on January 1, 1954 through the amalgamation of portions of Improvement District No. 46 and the MDs of Highwood No. 31, Turner Valley No. 32, and Springbank No. 45.[2] Its name was changed to the MD of Foothills No. 31 shortly thereafter on March 25, 1954.[2] Foothills County assumed its present name on January 1, 2019.[3]

Geography

Communities and localities

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

Localities

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Foothills County had a population of 23,199 living in 8,450 of its 9,075 total private dwellings, a change of 2.6% from its 2016 population of 22,616. With a land area of 3,604.76 km2 (1,391.81 sq mi), it had a population density of 6.4/km2 (16.7/sq mi) in 2021.[1]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Foothills County had a population of 22,766 living in 8,156 of its 8,689 total private dwellings, a 7.1% change from its 2011 population of 21,248. With a land area of 3,636.8 km2 (1,404.2 sq mi), it had a population density of 6.3/km2 (16.2/sq mi) in 2016.[6]

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Location and History Profile: Foothills County" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 15, 2020. pp. 127–128. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "O.C. 396/2018". Government of Alberta. December 11, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  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: 4806001 - Foothills No. 31, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. March 5, 2010. Archived from the original on May 25, 2013. 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.