County Profile


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Lacombe County is an attractive, balanced and progressive community, situated in the heart of Central Alberta. It is a diverse municipality with a variety of agricultural operations, industrial developments and small businesses, as well as a vibrant petrochemical and oil and gas industry.

With numerous post-secondary institutions nearby, including the Burman University in the City of Lacombe and Red Deer College, the County boasts a skilled and educated labour force. Lacombe County boasts a variety of recreational amenities: beaches, lakes, trail systems, parks, natural areas and golf courses.

 

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  default Living in Lacombe County

Date of Incorporation

  • January 1, 1961

 Population

  • 10,343 (2016 census)

 Area in Hectares

  • 299,615

 Square Kilometers

  • 2,964

2016 Budget

  • 2019 Operating budget of $60,545,150

Employees

  • 96full-time
  • 33 seasonal/temporary
  • all non-union

Municipalities within Lacombe County

  • Lacombe
  • Blackfalds
  • Clive
  • Eckville
  • Bentley
  • Alix

Summer Villages

  • Summer Village of Gull Lake
  • Summer Village of Sunbreaker Cove
  • Summer Village of Birchcliff
  • Summer Village of Half Moon Bay

Hamlets

  • Morningside
  • Haynes
  • Joffre
  • Mirror
  • Tees
  • Rosedale Valley

Economic Features

  • diversified agriculture
  • intensive livestock industry
  • oil and gas production, service industry
  • petrochemical manufacturing (NOVA Chemicals, Dow Chemical)
  • sand and gravel extraction
  • small business
  • lake-based recreation and tourism

Transportation & Road Infrastructure

Provincial Highways:

  • QE II, 2A, 12, 50, 21, 11, 766, 597, 601, 792, 821, 815, 604 (total of 392 km)

Local Road System:

  • 358.1km of main/access paved roads
  • 60.7km of subdivision paved roads
  • 1773.7km of gravel and machinery roads
  • 354.7km of undeveloped road allowance
  • 20.1km of trails

Lacombe County road network has been established on the basis that no person has to travel more than four miles to reach a paved road

Rail Line Infrastructure

  • County serviced by Canadian Pacific (CP) and Canadian National (CN) Rail Lines
  • CP Rail: main line runs north and south through County
  • CN & CP: lines run east and west through County

Agri-Based Businesses

  • grain handling and condominium storage
  • malt production
  • greenhouse operations
  • bedding plant nursery
  • tree farms
  • flower growing operation
  • custom meat processing
  • cheese and yogurt processing
  • milk replacement supplements

Intensive Livestock Operations

  • Hog
  • Dairy
  • Feedlot & Cow-Calf
  • Chicken

Water Availability

  • Red Deer River
  • Ground Water
  • Medicine River
  • North Red Deer River Water Line
  • Blindman River
  • Highway 12/21 Water Line

2019 Property Taxes

  • Residential: 5.0965%
  • Farmland: 7.8975%
  • Non-Residential: 9.5855%
  • M&E: 5.5235%