List of census divisions of Alberta

Statistics Canada divides the province of Alberta into nineteen census divisions. Unlike in some other provinces, census divisions do not reflect a level of local government in Alberta.

Census divisions of Alberta
CategoryFederal unit
Populations9,573 (Division No. 4) – 1,498,778 (Division No. 6)
Areas3,826 square miles (9,910 km2) (Division No. 8) – 74,176 square miles (192,110 km2) (Division No. 17)
GovernmentMunicipal government
SubdivisionsCities, towns, villages, summer villages, specialized municipalities, municipal districts, special areas, improvement districts, Indian reserves, Indian settlements

Alberta's census divisions consist of numerous census subdivisions. The types of census subdivisions within an Alberta census division may include:[1][2]

List of census divisions

The following is a list of Alberta's census divisions. Population, area, and density figures are from the 2016 Census.[3]

Pop. Area
Largest urban
1 82,62720,558.814.0Medicine HatCypress County
County of Forty Mile No. 8
2 169,72917,673.329.6LethbridgeLethbridge County
County of Newell
Municipal District of Taber
County of Warner No. 5
3 38,95613,887.062.8ClaresholmCardston County
Improvement District No. 4
Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26
4 9,57321,479.850.4HannaAcadia MD
Special Area 2
Special Area 3
Special Area 4
5 55,70816,795.053.3StrathmoreKneehill County
Starland County
Vulcan County
Wheatland County
6 1,498,77812,655.32118.4CalgaryFoothills MD
Mountain View County
Rocky View County
7 41,57419,227.612.2WainwrightFlagstaff County
County of Paintearth No. 18
Provost MD
Stettler County
Wainwright MD
8 209,3959,939.4321.1Red DeerLacombe County
Ponoka County
Red Deer County
9 20,86918,913.391.1Rocky Mountain HouseClearwater County
10 97,44920,466.094.8LloydminsterBeaver County
Camrose County
Improvement District 13
Lamont County
County of Minburn No. 27
County of Two Hills No. 21
County of Vermilion River
11 1,366,05015,783.7786.5EdmontonBrazeau County
Leduc County
Parkland County
Strathcona County
Sturgeon County
County of Wetaskiwin No. 10
12 67,12031,981.642.1Cold LakeBonnyville MD
Lac La Biche County
Smoky Lake County
St. Paul County
13 71,01624,385.172.9WhitecourtAthabasca County
County of Barrhead No. 11
Lac Ste. Anne County
Thorhild County
Westlock County
Woodlands County
14 29,29126,962.031.1HintonImprovement District 25
Yellowhead County
15 38,59428,403.351.4CanmoreBighorn MD
Crowsnest Pass
Improvement District 9
Improvement District 12
Kananaskis I.D.
Ranchland MD
16 73,98895,348.400.8Fort McMurrayImprovement District 24
Wood Buffalo
17 61,590192,152.540.3Slave LakeBig Lakes County
Clear Hills County
Northern Sunrise County
Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124
Mackenzie County
County of Northern Lights
Opportunity MD
18 14,48833,200.730.4Grande CacheGreenview MD
19 120,38020,516.905.9Grande PrairieBirch Hills County
Fairview MD
County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Peace MD
Saddle Hills County
Smoky River MD
Spirit River MD

See also

Census Divisions by province and territory


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