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Sturgeon County
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Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Edmonton Metropolitan Region
Census division 11
Established 1955
Incorporated 1997 (County)
Named for Sturgeon River
 • Land 2,084.24 km2 (804.73 sq mi)
 • Total 20,061
 • Density 9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Forward sortation area

Sturgeon County is a municipal district the Edmonton Metropolitan Region of Alberta, Canada. It is north of Edmonton and east of the North Saskatchewan River. Sturgeon County is located in Division No. 11 and was named for the Sturgeon River.


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The population of Sturgeon County according to its 2020 municipal census is 20,506, a 7% change from its 2008 municipal census population of 19,165.

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Sturgeon County recorded a population of 20,495 living in 6,870 of its 7,337 total private dwellings, a 4.7% change from its 2011 population of 19,578. With a land area of 2,090.13 km2 (807.00 sq mi), it had a population density of 9.8/km2 (25/sq mi) in 2016.

Communities and localities

The following urban municipalities are surrounded by Sturgeon County:

The following localities are located within Sturgeon County:

  • Amelia
  • Austin Acres
  • Banko Junction
  • Braun Village
  • Cameron Park
  • Cardiff-Echoes
  • Cardiff-Pittsburgh
  • Casa Vista
  • Clearview Acres
  • Coronado
  • Crestview Heights
  • Dover Estates
  • Dream Hollow Estates
  • Dream Nook
  • Duagh
  • Eastgate
  • Eldorena
  • Excelsior
  • Fairhaven East Subdivision
  • Fairhaven West Subdivision
  • Fairydell
  • Fedorah
  • Fort Augustus
  • Fort Saskatchewan Settlement
  • Freemore Estates
  • Gibbons Lea
  • Gibbons Station
  • Glenview
  • Glory Hills (designated place) or Glory Hills Development
  • Golden Heights
  • Grandview Heights
  • Greenacres Estates
  • Hansen Subdivision
  • Hanson Subdivision
  • Hewitt Estates (designated place)
  • Hillsborough Estates
  • Hu Haven (designated place)
  • Juniper Hill
  • Lancaster Park
  • Lily Lake Estates
  • Lower Manor Estates (designated place)
  • MacArthur Siding
  • Manor Estates
  • Maple Ridge
  • Namao (designated place, different than the hamlet of the same name)
    • Namao Ridge Estates
    • Sturgeon Valley Estates
  • New Lunnon
  • Noroncal
  • North Point
  • Nywening
  • Osthoff Estates
  • Peavey
  • Pilon Creek Estates
  • Pinewood Estates
  • Regency Estates
  • Reyda Vista Subdivision
  • Richfield Estates
  • Riverside Park
  • Riviere Qui Barre
  • Rol-Ana Park
  • Rosal Acres
  • Shil Shol
  • Silverchief Subdivision
  • Skyglen
  • St. Albert Settlement
  • Sturgeon
  • Sturgeon Creek Subdivision
  • Sturgeon Crest Subdivision
  • Sturgeon Heights
  • Sturgeon Valley Vista
  • Sturgeon View Estates
  • Summer Brook
  • Summerbrook Estates
  • Trestle Ridge
  • Turfside Park
  • Upper Manor Estates (designated place)
  • Upper and Lower Viscount Estates (designated place)
    • Lower Viscount Estates or Lower Viscount
    • Upper Viscount Estates or Upper Viscount Estates Subdivision
  • Volmer
  • Waterdale Park
  • Waybrook
  • Wildlife Park
  • Woodridge Estates
Other places


Sturgeon County's Economic Development Department is responsible for promoting business. The organization recognizes the benefits that new businesses can bring to the region. It helps businesses navigate municipal programs and processes, provides consultation services, and offers hands-on solutions to assist local actors at every stage of development.

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