- Fort MacKay, Alberta
Hamlet of Fort MacKay
(Community of Fort McKay)
— Hamlet — Alberta Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Canada Province Alberta Census division No. 16 Specialized municipality R.M. of Wood Buffalo Government – Type Unincorporated – Mayor Melissa Blake – Governing body Elevation 260 m (853 ft) Time zone MST (UTC-7)
The hamlet was named in 1912 after Dr. Williams Morrison McKay, the first president of the Northern Alberta Medical Association. Despite this, the official spelling of the hamlet's name is Fort MacKay according to the R.M. of Wood Buffalo and Alberta Municipal Affairs. The community's name is spelled Fort McKay by the Fort McKay First Nation.
The economy is centered around the development of the Athabasca oil sands to the immediate south and north of Fort MacKay. Motorists traveling north on Highway 63 pass through oil sands developments en route to the hamlet.
The population of Fort MacKay according to the R.M. of Wood Buffalo's 2007 municipal census is 737. The subsequent 2008 municipal census recorded a population of 862. However, with the overall 2008 municipal census result for the R.M. of Wood Buffalo not being accepted by Alberta Municipal Affairs due to the use of extrapolation, Fort MacKay's 2008 population may be more of an estimate compared to its 2007 figure.
Statistics Canada has not recently published a population for Fort MacKay.
However, Industry Canada shows that Fort MacKay's greater rural area had a total population of 437 living in 149 dwellings in 2001. With a land area of 8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi), its greater rural area has a population density of 16.0 /km2 (41 /sq mi).
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- ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-04-01. http://municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/documents/msb/2010-ruralmun.pdf. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- ^ a b c "Fort MacKay". Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. http://www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/Living_2227/Communities/Fort-MacKay.htm. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- ^ a b c "About Fort McKay". Fort McKay First Nation. http://www.fortmckay.com/Front-Page.html. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- ^ "2007 Municipal Census Report". Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. http://www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/Assets/Corporate/Census+Reports/2007+Municipal+Census.pdf. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- ^ "2008 Municipal Census Report". Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. 2009-06-01. http://www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/Assets/Corporate/Census+Reports/2008_municipal_census.pdf. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- ^ "Wood Buffalo’s population passes 100,000, reports 2008 Municipal Census". Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. 2009-07-15. http://www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/News-Room/Media-Releases/Wood-Buffalo-s-population-passes-100-000--reports-2008-Municipal-Census_s2_p588.htm. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- ^ "Fort MacKay - Community demographics (2001 census)". Industry Canada/Web Archive. 2006-11-04. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/webarchives/20061104084225/http://broadband.gc.ca/maps/province.html?prov=48. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
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