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Brazeau County
Official seal of Brazeau County
Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 11
Improvement district December 31, 1987
Municipal district July 1, 1988
Name change October 1, 2002
 • Land 3,000.14 km2 (1,158.36 sq mi)
 • Total 7,179
 • Density 2.4/km2 (6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)

Brazeau County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 11. The municipal district was incorporated on July 1, 1988 from Improvement District No. 222. On October 1, 2002, the name was changed from Municipal District of Brazeau No. 77 to Brazeau County.

It is named for the Brazeau River, in turn named for Joseph Brazeau, a linguist associated with the Palliser Expedition.


Brazeau County encompasses an area that was originally under the jurisdiction of three neighbouring municipalities. In the mid-1980s, residents of the southwest portion of Parkland County and the west portion of Leduc County were growing weary of perceived poor service provision as a result of being located significant distances from their municipal headquarters in Stony Plain and Leduc respectively. After much lobbying and petitions over approximately five years, lands were severed from Parkland County and Leduc County, as well as a small portion of Yellowhead County to the west, to create Improvement District No. 222 on December 31, 1987, which incorporated as the Municipal District of Brazeau No. 77 six months later on July 1, 1988. The municipality subsequently changed its name to Brazeau County on October 1, 2002.


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In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Brazeau County recorded a population of 7,771 living in 2,930 of its 3,194 total private dwellings, a 9% change from its 2011 population of 7,132. With a land area of 3,005.35 km2 (1,160.37 sq mi), it had a population density of 2.6/km2 (6.7/sq mi) in 2016.

Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)
Population group Population  % of total population
White 6,425 91.2%
Visible minority group
South Asian 15 0.2%
Chinese 30 0.4%
Black 45 0.6%
Filipino 20 0.3%
Latin American 0 0%
Arab 0 0%
Southeast Asian 0 0%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 0 0%
Japanese 0 0%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple visible minority 0 0%
Total visible minority population 120 1.7%
Aboriginal group
First Nations 110 1.6%
Métis 375 5.3%
Inuit 0 0%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 10 0.1%
Total Aboriginal population 500 7.1%
Total population 7,045 100%

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