Strathcona County highlights

County-wide area 1,262 square kilometres
Agricultural 87,502 hectares
Industrial 9,052 hectares
Commercial 2,078 hectares
Residential 18,542 hectares
Urban village*  66 hectares
Park/recreation/natural 3,701 hectares
Other: airports, water bodies, roads, road rights-of-way 5,679 hectares

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

Population 

Total 98,044
Sherwood Park  70,618 
Rural* 27,426

Source: 2016 federal census
*acreages, farms, rural hamlets

Economic development (2016)

Businesses and establishments in Strathcona County 11,000
With employees 3,728

Source: Statistics Canada June 2016 – Business Patterns Data

Transportation (2016)

Rural roads, County maintained  1,308 km
Urban roads, County maintained  403 km

Planning and development services (2016)

Permits for new residential units 1,042
Permits for multi-family units  89

Value of commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential construction

$343 million

Protective services (2016)

Emergency calls responded to 7,941

Utility operations (2016)

Water distributed 33.2 million litres/day
Wastewater treated 20.5 million litres/day
Waste diversion from landfill through Green Routine efforts 61%

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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