The Present

A Cypress County Snapshot & Infographic

INCORPORATED: January 1, 1985
POPULATION (2016 CENSUS): 7,662
Hamlet Population Breakdown (2016 Census) Desert Blume 586
Dunmore 1097
Elkwater Townsite 84
Hilda 45
Irvine 307
Ralston 282
Schuler 72
Seven Persons 275
Suffield 255
Veinerville 83
Walsh 60
SIZE: 13,237 km2; 1,327,508 hectares
NUMBER of DWELLINGS: 3,609
NUMBER of FARMS: 949
KILOMETRES of ROADS: Paved - 118; Dust Control (oiled) - 283; Gravel - 2,071;
INCOME SOURCES: Property taxes, grants, fees and charges
SERVICES PROVIDED: Agricultural programs, road maintenance, bylaw enforcement, land planning, development advice &  approvals, fire protection, recreation, street lighting, waste collection, recycling, water & sewer, emergency services, family & community support.
2017 TAX RATE (RESIDENTIAL): 5.4143
2017 TAX RATE (NON-RESIDENTIAL): 9.3428
2017 TAX RATE (FARMLAND) 6.4377
2018 OPERATING BUDGET: $42,421,520
2018 CAPITAL BUDGET: $9,781968
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 61
REEVE: Richard Oster
COUNCILLORS: Dan Hamilton, Darcy Geigle, Robin Kurpjuweit, Ernest Mudie, Dustin Vossler, Alf Belyea, Michelle McKenzie, Shane Hok
MAJOR ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES: * Agriculture
* Oil & Gas Production
* Tourism
* CFB Suffield Military Base
OTHER INTERESTING  FACTS : * Approximately 55% of the land area is held in long term provincial government grazing leases
* 8% of the total area is considered Improved
* Major Agricultural Activities included Ranching, Wheat and Oilseed Crops, Irrigated Alfalfa and other Specialty Crops

For more information please visit Alberta Regional DashboardAlberta Municipal Affairs or Palliser Economic Partnership Community Profile