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|Village of Breton|
Location in Brazeau County
|Municipal District||Brazeau County|
|• Village||January 1, 1957|
|• Land||1.72 km2 (0.66 sq mi)|
|• Density||329.9/km2 (854/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
|Postal code span||
Originally called Keystone, it was established in 1909 by a group of African-American immigrants as a block settlement. The new Black Canadian homesteaders arrived from Oklahoma and Texas, just four years after Alberta became a province in 1905.
In 1927 the town was re-named after politician Douglas Breton, in his second year as the region's Member of the Alberta Legislature.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Breton recorded a population of567 living in 259 of its 296 total private dwellings, a change of -1.2% from its 2016 population of 574. With a land area of 1.72 km2 (0.66 sq mi), it had a population density of 329.7/km2 (854/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Breton recorded a population of 574 living in 252 of its 292 total private dwellings, a 15.7% change from its 2011 population of 496. With a land area of 1.72 km2 (0.66 sq mi), it had a population density of 333.7/km2 (864/sq mi) in 2016.
The Village of Breton's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 581, a 0.3% increase over its 2007 municipal census population of 579.
It has one High School (grades 7-12) and one elementary (K-6) school. It has a Paid on call Fire department operating with the Brazeau county fire services , two grocery stores, two golf courses, four restaurants, two hair parlors, a police station with three officers and one secretary.
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