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County of Newell
Last remaining prairie grain elevators in the Scandia district. Scandia
Last remaining prairie grain elevators in the Scandia district. Scandia
Official seal of County of Newell
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Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 2
Established 1948
Incorporated 1953
Area
 (2016)
 • Land 5,904.67 km2 (2,279.81 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 7,524
 • Density 1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)

The County of Newell is a municipal district in southern Alberta, Canada. Located in Census Division No. 2, its municipal office is located south of the City of Brooks.

History

It was incorporated as the County of Newell No. 4 on January 1, 1953, through the amalgamation of the Municipal District of Newell No. 28 and part of the Municipal District of Bow Valley No. 40. Its name was changed to the County of Newell on September 9, 2011.

Demographics

The population of the County of Newell according to its 2020 municipal census is 7,502.

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the County of Newell recorded a population of 7,524 living in 2,412 of its 2,627 total private dwellings, a 5.4% change from its 2011 population of 7,138. With a land area of 5,904.67 km2 (2,279.81 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.3/km2 (3.4/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the County of Newell had a population of 6,786 living in 2,220 of its 2,480 total dwellings, a −1% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 6,852. With a land area of 5,904.72 km2 (2,279.83 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.1/km2 (2.8/sq mi) in 2011. Following the 2013 dissolution of the Village of Tilley, Statistics Canada adjusted the County of Newell's 2011 population upward by 352 people to 7,138.

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