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Swan Hills

Swan Hills
Town of Swan Hills
Swan Hills is located in Alberta
Swan Hills
Location of Swan Hills in Alberta
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 17
Municipal district Big Lakes County
Incorporated January 1, 1967
 • Mayor Craig Wilson
 • Governing body Swan Hills Town Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 25.44 km2 (9.82 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1,113 m (3,652 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,465
 • Density 57.6/km2 (149/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0G 2C0
Area code(s) 780
Highways Highway 32
Highway 33
Waterways Freeman Lake
Morse River
Website Official website

Swan Hills is a town in northern Alberta, Canada. It is located 80 km (50 mi) north of Whitecourt at the junction of Highway 32 and Grizzly Trail. Swan Hills is located in Big Lakes County within census Division No. 17, Alberta.

Although considered to be in northern Alberta, it is located near the geographic centre of the province.


  • Demographics 1
  • Economy 2
  • Education 3
  • Government 4
  • Notable people 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


In the 2011 Census, the Town of Swan Hills had a population of 1,465 living in 576 of its 718 total dwellings, a -10.9% change from its 2006 population of 1,645. With a land area of 25.44 km2 (9.82 sq mi), it had a population density of 57.6/km2 (149.1/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

The population of the Town of Swan Hills according to its 2008 municipal census is 1,858.[4]

In 2006, Swan Hills had a:

  • population of 1,645 living in 719 dwellings.
  • land area of 25.44 km2 (9.82 sq mi)
  • and a population density of 64.7/km2 (168/sq mi).[5]


The primary industry in Swan Hills is oil and gas, although a hazardous waste disposal plant north of the town is also a local employer. At the height of Swan Hills’ original oil and gas boom, the town peaked at a population of 2,553 in 1979. It since steadily declined by 900+ people over the following 28 years before rebounding to its current population of 1,858.


There are two schools in Swan Hills, including:


The Town of Swan Hills is located in the Yellowhead federal electoral district, and as such is currently represented by MP Jim Eglinski. For the next federal election, it will become part of the newly formed riding of Peace River—Westlock.[6]

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search".  
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2009-09-15). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  5. ^  
  6. ^ "Redistribution report". Alberta Commission. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 

External links

  • Official website
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