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Caroline
Village
Village of Caroline
Motto: Prospering at Nature's Doorstep
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 9
Municipal district Clearwater County
Incorporated  
 • Village December 31, 1951
Area (2016)
 • Land 2.04 km2 (0.79 sq mi)
Elevation 1,065 m (3,494 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 512
 • Density 250.4/km2 (649/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0M-0M0
Highways Highway 22
Highway 54
Website Official website

Caroline /ˈkærəln/ is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located southwest of Red Deer.

The community is named after Caroline Langley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Langley. The family opened the community's original post office in 1908.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Caroline recorded a population of 512 living in 233 of its 259 total private dwellings, a 2.2% change from its 2011 population of 501. With a land area of 2.04 km2 (0.79 sq mi), it had a population density of 251.0/km2 (650/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Caroline had a population of 501 living in 201 of its 248 total dwellings, a -2.7% change from its 2006 population of 515. With a land area of 1.98 km2 (0.76 sq mi), it had a population density of 253.0/km2 (655/sq mi) in 2011.

In 2006, Caroline had a population of 515 living in 235 dwellings, a 7.4% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.98 square kilometres (0.76 sq mi) and a population density of 259.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (673/sq mi).

Gas discovery

In the mid-1980s a large gas field valued at 10 billion dollars was discovered nearby and subsequently developed by Shell.


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