Strathcona County: Highlights


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

County-wide area1,262 square kilometres
Agricultural87,502 hectares
Industrial9,052 hectares
Commercial2,078 hectares
Residential18,542 hectares
Urban village* 66 hectares
Park/recreation/natural3,701 hectares
Other: airports, water bodies, roads, road rights-of-way5,679 hectares

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



Sherwood Park 70,618 

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


Economic development (2016)

Businesses and establishments in Strathcona County11,000
With employees3,728

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 units1,042
Permits for multi-family units 89

Value of commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential construction

$343 million


Protective services (2016)

Emergency calls responded to7,941


Utility operations (2016)

Water distributed33.2 million litres/day
Wastewater treated20.5 million litres/day
Waste diversion from landfill through Green Routine efforts61%

Last updated: Tuesday, December 05, 2017
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