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Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge is located in Alberta
Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge
Location in Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census division No. 13
Municipal district Woodlands County
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Area
 (2021)
 • Land 2.98 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total 211
 • Density 70.8/km2 (183/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)

Blue Ridge is a hamlet in northwest Alberta, Canada within Woodlands County. It is located on Highway 658, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of Highway 43 and 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of the Athabasca River. It is midway between the towns of Whitecourt and Mayerthorpe and approximately 159 kilometres (99 mi) northwest of Edmonton.

Demographics

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As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Blue Ridge recorded a population of 244 living in 101 of its 105 total private dwellings, a change of 2.1% from its 2011 population of 239. With a land area of 2.98 km2 (1.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 81.9/km2 (212/sq mi) in 2016.

Economy

A lumber mill to the north of Blue Ridge, operated by Blue Ridge Lumber Inc., is the main employer for the community. The hamlet also offers services to the oil and gas industry and the surrounding agricultural community.

See also

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