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Blackfalds
Town
Town of Blackfalds
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Lacombe County
Incorporated  
 • Village June 17, 1904
 • Town April 1, 1980
Area (2016)
 • Land 16.44 km2 (6.35 sq mi)
Elevation 880 m (2,890 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 9,328
 • Density 567.3/km2 (1,469/sq mi)
 • Municipal census (2016) 9,510
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code T0M 0J0
Area code(s) +1 403, +1 587
Highway Highway 2A
Waterways Blindman River
Red Deer River
Website Official website

Blackfalds is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located along Highway 2A just north of Red Deer.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Blackfalds recorded a population of 9,328 living in 3,302 of its 3,552 total private dwellings, a 48.1% change from its 2011 population of 6,300. With a land area of 16.44 km2 (6.35 sq mi), it had a population density of 567.4/km2 (1,470/sq mi) in 2016.

The population of the Town of Blackfalds according to its 2016 municipal census is 9,510, an 8.2% change from its 2015 municipal census population of 8,793.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Blackfalds had a population of 6,300 living in 2,250 of its 2,458 total dwellings, a 36.4% change from its 2006 population of 4,618. With a land area of 16.36 km2 (6.32 sq mi), it had a population density of 385.1/km2 (997/sq mi) in 2011. The 2011 census also indicated that Blackfalds was ranked as the municipality with the fourteenth-highest population growth between 2006 and 2011.

Amenities

The town has many public facilities such as:

  • Blackfalds Public Library, Located in the Blackfalds Cultural Centre (town hall)
  • Blackfalds Optimist Sk8 Deck, Sk8 Deck Skateboard Park is located at the Blackfalds Multi-Plex
  • Tayles Water Spray Park, Located next to the Cultural Centre
  • Blackfalds All-Star Park, Located at the southwest corner of Blackfalds.
  • Blackfalds Multiplex, home to the ice arena, Banquet Room, and Ag Room.
  • Blackfalds Abbey Multi-Purpose Fitness Facility and Outdoor Aquatic Centre

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