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Benchlands
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Alberta's Rockies
Census division 15
Municipal district Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Area
 • Land 0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 43
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Area code(s) 403, 587, 825

Benchlands is a hamlet in Alberta within the Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8. The Ghost River is located on the hamlet's south side, while Highway 40 borders the north side.

Demographics

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Benchlands recorded a population of 43,000 living in 19 of its 30 total private dwellings, a change of 2.4% from its 2011 population of 42. With a land area of 0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi), it had a population density of 104.9/km2 (272/sq mi) in 2016.

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Benchlands had a population of 42 living in 24 of its 37 total dwellings, a -14.3% change from its 2006 population of 49. With a land area of 0.39 km2 (0.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 107.7/km2 (279/sq mi) in 2011.

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