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Village of Kitscoty
Main Street, Kitscoty
Main Street, Kitscoty
Flag of Kitscoty
Nickname(s): Biggest Little Sports Centre in Alberta
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 10
Municipal district County of Vermilion River
Founded 1905
 • Village March 22, 1911
Area (2016)
 • Land 1.51 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Elevation 670 m (2,200 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 925
 • Density 610.9/km2 (1,582/sq mi)
 • Municipal census (2016) 976
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Highways Yellowhead Highway

The Village of Kitscoty in Alberta is situated at the junction of Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) and Highway 897 (the proposed link to Cold Lake). The village is located approximately midway between Edmonton and Saskatoon (225 km (140 mi) and 295 km (183 mi) respectively). In addition, the village is within short commuting distance of Lloydminster. The CN railway tracks also pass through Kitscoty. The surrounding County of Vermilion River's municipal office is located in Kitscoty.

Kitscoty is located in a prime agricultural area which has much heavy oil activity, both of which provide employment opportunities for the residents.


Kitscoty Cemetery

The first settlers came to the district in 1905, and was incorporated as a Village in 1911. Kitscoty originally served a trading area stretching from Cold Lake in the north to the Battle River in the south. Kitscoty is named after a famous cromlech, 3 large stones in a tripod arrangement, found near a settlement in England known as Kit's Coty House.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Kitscoty recorded a population of 925 living in 317 of its 337 total private dwellings, a 9.3% change from its 2011 population of 846. With a land area of 1.51 km2 (0.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 612.6/km2 (1,587/sq mi) in 2016.

The population of the Village of Kitscoty according to its 2016 municipal census is 976, a 0.9% change from its 2013 municipal census population of 967.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Kitscoty had a population of 846 living in 300 of its 316 total dwellings, a 19.3% change from its 2006 population of 709. With a land area of 1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi), it had a population density of 549.4/km2 (1,423/sq mi) in 2011.

In 2006, Kitscoty had a population of 709 living in 263 dwellings, a 5.7% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi) and a population density of 460.7 inhabitants per square kilometer.

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