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Seven Persons
Hamlet
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 1
Municipal district Cypress County
Area
 • Total 0.50 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Elevation 755 m (2,477 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 231
 • Density 462/km2 (1,197/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 98
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Seven Persons is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Cypress County. It is located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Medicine Hat on Highway 3 and has an elevation of 755 metres (2,477 ft).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 1 and in the federal riding of Medicine Hat.

History

It was founded by Cyril Ogston in the 19th century. It was part of the great migration of Mormons leaving the United States in an attempt for religious freedom as the United States created laws that did not let them practice polygamy, a part of their religion at the time.

Demographics

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Seven Persons recorded a population of 249 living in 94 of its 100 total private dwellings, a change of 7.8% from its 2011 population of 231. With a land area of 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 478.8/km2 (1,240/sq mi) in 2016.

Cypress County indicates that the population of the Hamlet of Seven Persons was 270 in the 2011 Census.

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Seven Persons had a population of 231 living in 92 of its 98 total dwellings, a -3.3% change from its 2006 population of 239. With a land area of 0.5 km2 (0.19 sq mi), it had a population density of 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi) in 2011.

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