Welcome to Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

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Demographics

MD of Foothills No.31 Fact File

Location

The M.D. of Foothills No. 31 is located in Southern Alberta and is adjacent to the southern boundary of the City of Calgary. The City of Edmonton is approximately four hours to the north and the City of Lethbridge is approximately one and a half hours to the south. The U.S.A. border is approximately two hours south from the M.D. of Foothills No. 31, on the North/South Trade Corridor and the Calgary International Airport is approximately one hour to the North.

Latitude: North 50' 55' N, South 50' 19' N
Longitude: East 113' 30'E, West 114' 31'E
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time

Population

Statistics Canada 2011 Census

In 2011, Foothills No. 31 (Municipal district) had a population of 21,258, representing a percentage change of 7.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Population to 2011
Population Chart 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate

The mountains cause the climate in Southern Alberta to be rather dry, though the foothills receive the most rainfall. Summers are pleasantly mild, with an average daily July temperature range from 10 to 23 degrees C (49 to 74 degrees F). Winters are long and cold, with an average daily January temperature range from -16 to -4 degrees C (4 to 26 degrees F), but are relieved by frequent warm winds called chinooks. Warm, dry "chinook" winds are produced when air funnels through the Rockies. Some warmer air enters Alberta from the south, or from the west, making temperatures in southern Alberta as much as 10 to 15 degrees C higher than in the north.
 

Residential Housing Starts (Number of Permits Issued)
Year Number of Permits (New Homes) Total Estimated Value of Construction
2004 287 $95,269,900.00
2005 275 $105,570,700.00
2006 331 $149,497,000.00
2007 284 $155,240,495.00
2008 154 $95,918,000.00
2009 128 $64,065,650.00
2010 169 $98,546,000.00
2011 116 $78,621,300.00
2012 154 $92,222,548.00

 

Non Residential Permits Issued
Year Number of Permits
(Institutional, Commercial & Industrial)
Total Estimated Value of Construction
2004 15 $3,993,000.00
2005 23 $31,132,000.00
2006 17 $12,196,000.00
2007 28 $28,801,000.00
2008 17 $10,960,000.00
2009 12 $6,407,000.00
2010 10 $10,168,000.00
2011 15 $18,261,000.00
2012 14 $36,031,000.00


Business Development


Number of active business licenses issued in 2012 (year end 2012) is 873. Of this amount there were 681 home based businesses in the M.D. of Foothills (78% of all business licenses).