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Beaumont
Town
Town of Beaumont
St. Vital Roman Catholic Church in Beaumont
St. Vital Roman Catholic Church in Beaumont
Flag of Beaumont
Flag
Motto: Life is better in Beaumont!
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Edmonton Capital Region
Census division 11
Municipal district Leduc County
Founded 1895
Incorporated  
 • Village January 1, 1973
 • Town January 1, 1980
Area (2016)
 • Land 10.47 km2 (4.04 sq mi)
Elevation 735 m (2,411 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 17,396
 • Density 1,661.1/km2 (4,302/sq mi)
 • Municipal census (2016) 17,720
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Area code(s) 780, 587, 825
Highways Highway 625
Highway 814

Beaumont /ˈbmɔːnt/ is a town in Leduc County within the Edmonton Capital Region of Alberta, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 625 and Highway 814, 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) south of 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 town of 17,720 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 town. The name was selected in 1895 as part of a petition for a post office.

Demographics

Federal census
population history
Year Pop. ±%
1941 65 —    
1951 149 +129.2%
1956 121 −18.8%
1961 194 +60.3%
1966 234 +20.6%
1971 337 +44.0%
1976 851 +152.5%
1981 2,638 +210.0%
1986 3,944 +49.5%
1991 5,042 +27.8%
1996 5,810 +15.2%
2001 7,006 +20.6%
2006 8,961 +27.9%
2011 13,284 +48.2%
2016 17,396 +31.0%
Source: Statistics Canada

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of 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.

The population of the Town of Beaumont according to its 2016 municipal census is 17,720, a 5.7% change from its 2015 municipal census population of 16,768. At its current population, Beaumont is one of the largest towns in the province and is eligible for city status. According to Alberta's Municipal Government Act, a town is eligible for city status when it reaches 10,000 residents.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Beaumont had a population of 13,284 living in 4,369 of its 4,566 total dwellings, a 48.2% change from its 2006 population of 8,961. With a land area of 10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,265.1/km2 (3,277/sq mi) in 2011. The 2011 census also indicated that Beaumont was ranked as the municipality with the seventh-highest population growth between 2006 and 2011.

In 2014, 49.6% of the workforce of Beaumont was employed in the City of Edmonton.

Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)
Population group Population  % of total population
White 8,285 92.5%
Visible minority group
Source:
South Asian 45 0.5%
Chinese 75 0.8%
Black 50 0.6%
Filipino 45 0.5%
Latin American 30 0.3%
Arab 40 0.4%
Southeast Asian 40 0.4%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 50 0.6%
Japanese 0 0%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple visible minority 15 0.2%
Total visible minority population 385 4.3%
Aboriginal group
Source:
First Nations 65 0.7%
Métis 215 2.4%
Inuit 0 0%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 10 0.1%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 0 0%
Total Aboriginal population 290 3.2%
Total population 8,960 100%

Arts and culture

Beaumont from an Airplane, Alberta
Beaumont from the air

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.

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