Beaumont, Alberta facts for kids
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|City of Beaumont
Ville de Beaumont
St. Vital Roman Catholic Church in Beaumont
Life is better in Beaumont!
|Region||Edmonton Metropolitan Region|
|Municipal district||Leduc County|
|• Village||January 1, 1973|
|• Town||January 1, 1980|
|• City||January 1, 2019|
|• Land||24.7 km2 (9.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||735 m (2,411 ft)|
|• Density||845.6/km2 (2,190/sq mi)|
|• Municipal census (2019)||19,236|
|• Estimate (2020)||21,443|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
|Forward sortation area||
|Area codes||780, 587, 825|
Beaumont ( BOH-mont) is a city in Leduc County within the Edmonton Metropolitan Region of Alberta, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 625 and Highway 814, adjacent to the City of Edmonton and 6.0 kilometres (3.7 mi) northeast of the City of Leduc. The Nisku Industrial Park and the Edmonton International Airport are located 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the west and 8.0 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the southwest respectively.
Originally a French farming community, Beaumont is now a city with 19,236 people. Its downtown core resembles a French village with unique architecture and red brick walkways. It is named for the "beautiful hill" on which St. Vital Church, built in 1919, is located within the centre of the city. The name was selected in 1895 as part of a petition for a post office.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the City of Beaumont had a population of 20,888 living in 6,950 of its 7,168 total private dwellings, a change of 19.7% from its 2016 population of 17,457. With a land area of 24.7 km2 (9.5 sq mi), it had a population density of 845.7/km2 (2,190/sq mi) in 2021.
The population of the City of Beaumont according to its 2019 municipal census is 19,236, a change of 2.2% from its 2018 municipal census population of 18,829.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Beaumont recorded a population of 17,396 living in 5,633 of its 5,980 total private dwellings, a 31% change from its 2011 population of 13,284. With a land area of 10.47 km2 (4.04 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,661.5/km2 (4,303/sq mi) in 2016.
In 2014, 49.6% of the workforce of Beaumont was employed in the nearby city of Edmonton.
|Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2016 Census)|
|Population group||Population||% of total population|
|Visible minority group
|Visible minority, n.i.e.||35||0.2%|
|Multiple visible minority||25||0.1%|
|Total visible minority population||1,780||10.2%|
|Multiple Aboriginal responses||10||0.1%|
|Aboriginal responses, n.i.e||15||0.1%|
|Total Aboriginal population||1,090||6.3%|
Arts and culture
Beaumont is home to the Beaumont Blues Festival, one of only a few all-Canadian blues festivals in Canada. Headliners of the 2010 festival included Amos Garrett, Gordie Johnson and Kelly Hoppe of Big Sugar, Boogie Patrol, and Paul Pigat.
The City of Beaumont is a member of the Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association, an economic development partnership that markets Alberta's International Region in proximity to the Edmonton International Airport.
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