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Cayley, Alberta

Cayley, Alberta is located in Alberta
Location of Cayley in Alberta
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 6
Municipal district M.D. of Foothills No. 31
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Reeve Larry Spilak
 • Governing body
 • Total 0.54 km2 (0.21 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 265
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 104
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Cayley is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District (M.D.) of Foothills No. 31.[2] It is also recognized as a designated place by Statistics Canada.[3]

Cayley is approximately 73 kilometres (45 mi) south of Calgary, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) south of High River and 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) west of Highway 2 on Range Road 290 (former designated as Highway 2A). It is located within Alberta Census Division No. 6.


  • History 1
    • Incorporation history 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


The community was named for the Hon. Hugh St. Quentin Cayley, a barrister and the publisher of the Calgary Herald in 1884, who also represented Calgary in the Northwest Territories legislature from 1886 to 1894.[4] The hamlet originally contained at least seven grain elevators; all have been demolished. Cayley is also home to a Hutterite colony and a colony school; in 2001, two Cayley Colony girls were the first students from an Alberta colony school to write provincial diploma exams and graduate from high school.[5]

Incorporation history

Previously incorporated as a village on August 4, 1904, Cayley dissolved to hamlet status on June 1, 1996.[6]


As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Cayley had a population of 265 living in 97 of its 104 total dwellings, a -18.5% change from its 2006 population of 325. With a land area of 0.54 km2 (0.21 sq mi), it had a population density of 491/km2 (1,271/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

As of 2006, Cayley had a total population of 325 living in 123 dwellings. With a land area of 0.54 km2 (0.21 sq mi), it has a population density of 603.3/km2 (1,563/sq mi).[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  2. ^  
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  4. ^ "Hugh St. Quenton Cayley biography". Southern Alberta Pioneers. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
  5. ^ Alberta Teachers' Association - In the News - Two firsts for Cayley Colony School
  6. ^ Alberta Queen's Printer (1996-04-24). "Order in Council (O.C.) 173/96" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-24. 

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