|Region||Edmonton Metropolitan Region|
|Named for||Sturgeon River|
|• Mayor||Alanna Hnatiw|
|• Governing body|
Sturgeon County Council
|• CAO||Regan McCullough|
|• Administrative office||Morinville|
|• Land||2,084.24 km2 (804.73 sq mi)|
|• Density||9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
|Forward sortation area|
Sturgeon County is a municipal district in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region of Alberta, Canada. It is north of Edmonton and west of the North Saskatchewan River. Sturgeon County is located in Division No. 11 and was named for the Sturgeon River.
In 1876, the Crown gained title to the land that would later become Sturgeon County in Treaty 6 with First Nations. The area was first settled in 1879. The first settlers were several francophone families.
The Municipal District (MD) of Sturgeon River No. 90 was originally incorporated on January 1, 1955 and became the County of Sturgeon No. 15 on January 1, 1961. It reverted back to the MD of Sturgeon No. 90 on July 12, 1965. Its name was changed to Sturgeon County on April 23, 1997.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Sturgeon County had a population of 20,061 living in 7,021 of its 7,599 total private dwellings, a change of -2.1% from its 2016 population of 20,495. With a land area of 2,084.24 km2 (804.73 sq mi), it had a population density of 9.6/km2 (24.9/sq mi) in 2021.
The population of Sturgeon County according to its 2020 municipal census is 20,506, a 7% change from its 2008 municipal census population of 19,165.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Sturgeon County had a population of 20,495 living in 6,870 of its 7,337 total private dwellings, a 4.7% change from its 2011 population of 19,578. With a land area of 2,090.13 km2 (807.00 sq mi), it had a population density of 9.8/km2 (25.4/sq mi) in 2016.
Sturgeon County's Economic Development Department is responsible for promoting business. The organization recognizes the benefits that new businesses can bring to the region. It helps businesses navigate municipal programs and processes, provides consultation services, and offers hands-on solutions to assist local actors at every stage of development.
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