Foothills MD Information

The county encompasses about 3,600 square km. of property south of Calgary and overlaps the communities of Okotoks, High River, Turner Valley, Black Diamond and Longview. The county is situated in the Foothills of The Rocky Mountains and is home to many fabulous acreage properties and towns full of Western Heritage, immersed in their own unique personalities!

History

Foothills County was originally formed as the Municipal District (MD) of Sheep River No. 31 on January 1, 1954 through the amalgamation of portions of Improvement District No. 46 and the MDs of Highwood No. 31, Turner Valley No. 32, and Springbank No. 45. Its name was changed to the MD of Foothills No. 31 shortly thereafter on March 25, 1954. Foothills County assumed its present name on January 1, 2019.

Geography

Communities and localities

The following urban municipalities are surrounded by Foothills County.

Towns

  • Black Diamond
  • High River
  • Okotoks
  • Turner Valley

Villages

  • Longview

The following hamlets are located within Foothills County.

  • Aldersyde
  • Blackie
  • Cayley
  • De Winton
  • Heritage Pointe
  • Millarville
  • Priddis
  • Priddis Greens

Localities

  • Alder Heights
  • Aspen Creek Estates
  • Azure
  • Caravelle Estates
  • Connemara
  • De Winton Heights
  • Eltham
  • Gladys
  • Hartell
  • Kew
  • Leduc Lynnwood Ranch
  • Leisure Lake
  • Mazeppa
  • Naphtha
  • Naptha
  • Pekisko
  • Pineridge Estates
  • Rio Frio
  • Royalties
  • Sandstone
  • Valleyview Acres

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Foothills County recorded a population of 23,199 living in 8,450 of its 9,075 total private dwellings, a change of 2.6% from its 2016 population of 22,616. With a land area of 3,604.76 km2 (1,391.81 sq mi), it had a population density of 6.4/km2 (16.7/sq mi) in 2021.

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Foothills County recorded a population of 22,766 living in 8,156 of its 8,689 total private dwellings, a 7.1% change from its 2011 population of 21,248. With a land area of 3,636.8 km2 (1,404.2 sq mi), it had a population density of 6.3/km2 (16.2/sq mi) in 2016.

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