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Strathcona County: Facts and Stats


2016 Facts and Stats brochure (7.2 MB)

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Highlights

Below are some highlights of stats found in the Facts and Stats brochure. 

County-wide area1,262 square kilometres
Agricultural87,946 hectares
Industrial8,698 hectares
Commercial2,063 hectares
Residential18,475 hectares
Urban village* 65 hectares
Park/recreation/natural3,703 hectares
Other: airports, water bodies, roads, road rights-of-way5,670 hectares

(figures are approximate)
* New zoning type added for 2016 – includes mix of residential and commercial

 

Population 

Total95,597
Sherwood Park  68,782 
Rural*26,815

Source: 2015 municipal census
*acreages, farms, rural hamlets

For information on population growth, see page 3 of the Facts and Stats brochure

 

Economic development (2015)

Businesses and establishments in Strathcona County10,560
With employees3,926

Source: Statistics Canada June 2015 – Business Patterns Data
For more information about businesses, see page 12 of the Facts and Stats brochure

 

Transportation (2015)

Rural roads, County maintained 1,308 km
Urban roads, County maintained 397 km

For more information about transportation, see page 12 of the Facts and Stats brochure

 

Planning and development services (2015)

Permits for new residential units736
Permits for multi-family units 350

Value of commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential construction

$365 million

For more information about transportation, see page 13 of the Facts and Stats brochure

 

Protective services (2015)

Emergency calls responded to7,871

For more information about protective services, see page 13 of the Facts and Stats brochure

 

Utility operations (2015)

Water distributed33.7 million litres/day
Wastewater treated20.9 million litres/day
Waste diversion from landfill through Green Routine efforts60%

For more information about utilities, see page 15 of the Facts and Stats brochure

Last updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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