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Coutts
Village
Village of Coutts
Coutts border crossing, into the US
Coutts border crossing, into the US
Motto: The Gateway to Alberta
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 2
Municipal district County of Warner No. 5
Incorporated  
 • Village January 1, 1960
Area (2016)
 • Land 1.24 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Elevation 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 245
 • Density 197.2/km2 (511/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Area code(s) 403 / 587
Highways Hwy 4
Hwy 500
I-15
Waterway Milk River
Website [http:// Official website]

Coutts /ˈkts/ is a village in Alberta and a port of entry into the U.S. state of Montana. It is one of the busiest ports of entry on the Canada–United States border in western Canada. It connects Highway 4 to Interstate 15, an important trade route (CANAMEX Corridor) between Alberta, American states along I-15, and Mexico.

The community has the name of William Burdett-Coutts, a railroad official.

In 2004, a joint border facility opened in Coutts–Sweet Grass, Montana, housing both Canadian and American federal authorities.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Coutts recorded a population of 245 living in 122 of its 159 total private dwellings, a change of -11.6% from its 2011 population of 277. With a land area of 1.24 km2 (0.48 sq mi), it had a population density of 197.6/km2 (512/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Coutts had a population of 277 living in 123 of its 154 total dwellings, a change of −9.2% from its 2006 population of 305. With a land area of 0.98 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 282.7/km2 (732/sq mi) in 2011.


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