The Present

A Cypress County Snapshot & Infographic

INCORPORATED: January 1, 1985
POPULATION (2011 CENSUS): 7,214
Hamlet Population Breakdown Desert Blume 306
Dunmore 1025
Elkwater Townsite 60
Hilda 37
Irvine 291
Ralston 409
Schuler 63
Seven Persons 270
Suffield 264
Veinerville 80
Walsh 58
SIZE: 13,237 km2; 1,327,508 hectares
NUMBER of DWELLINGS: 3,521
NUMBER of FARMS: 949
KILOMETRES of ROADS: Paved - 102; Dust Control (oiled) - 327; Gravel - 2,190;
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.
2015 MILL RATE (RESIDENTIAL): 5.4062
2015 MILL RATE (NON-RESIDENTIAL): 8.3636
2015 MILL RATE (FARMLAND) 6.4062
2016 OPERATING BUDGET: $35,522,919
2016 CAPITAL BUDGET: $9,949,522
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 59
REEVE: Darcy Geigle
COUNCILLORS: LeRay Pahl, Garry Lentz, Dan Hamilton, Art Squire, Ernest Mudie, Dustin Vossler, Alf Belyea, Richard Oster
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 Community ProfilesAlberta Municipal Affairs or Palliser Economic Partnership Community Profile