Consort, Alberta facts for kids
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|Village of Consort|
Village of Opportunity
Location in Special Area No. 4
|Planning region||Red Deer|
|Special Area||No. 4|
|• Village||September 23, 1912|
|• Land||3.02 km2 (1.17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||740 m (2,430 ft)|
|• Density||213/km2 (550/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−07:00 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−06:00 (MDT)|
|Postal code span||
Consort is a village in eastern Alberta, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 41, approximately 250 km (160 mi) southeast of Edmonton, 252 km (157 mi) northeast of Calgary, and 283 km (176 mi) west of Saskatoon. The Saskatchewan border is approximately 60 km (37 mi) to the east.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Consort recorded a population of644 living in 262 of its 300 total private dwellings, a change of -11.7% from its 2016 population of 729. With a land area of 3.02 km2 (1.17 sq mi), it had a population density of 213.2/km2 (552/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Consort recorded a population of 729 living in 280 of its 310 total private dwellings, a 5.8% change from its 2011 population of 689. With a land area of 3.05 km2 (1.18 sq mi), it had a population density of 239.0/km2 (619/sq mi) in 2016.
Consort's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 722.
The primary industries are farming, ranching and oil production.
Singer k.d. lang was raised in Consort, as was Arthur Kroeger, a senior public servant in the Canadian federal government from 1975 to 1992. Riley Nash, a forward in the NHL for the Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets was born in Consort.