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Erskine
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district County of Stettler No. 6
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Area
 • Land 0.86 km2 (0.33 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 282
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Area code(s) 403, 587, 825

Erskine is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada, within County of Stettler No. 6. Previously an incorporated municipality, Erskine dissolved from village status on May 10, 1946, to become part of the Municipal District of Waverly No. 367.

Erskine is located approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Stettler, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Rochon Sands and 64 kilometres (40 mi) east of Red Deer. It was established in 1905 and named after British jurist Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine (1750–1823).

Demographics

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Erskine recorded a population of 282 living in 122 of its 134 total private dwellings, a change of -2.8% from its 2011 population of 290. With a land area of 0.86 km2 (0.33 sq mi), it had a population density of 327.9/km2 (849/sq mi) in 2016.

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Erskine had a population of 290 living in 121 of its 130 total dwellings, a -10.8% change from its 2006 population of 325. With a land area of 0.98 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 296/km2 (770/sq mi) in 2011.

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