Population and Demographics
The population of Wheatland County is over 8,700, with the population concentrated in the communities of Carseland, Gleichen, Speargrass, and Lyalta. The future population growth will be clustered in the above named communities, based on the capacity available for water tre atment, wastewater infrastructure, and land use planning.
The majority of households are couples with or without children, accounting for 75% of the population in the County . Approxim ately 38% of households in Wheatland County have children living in the home, which is higher than the national average. In Wheatland 88% of the population live in single family houses and nearly 10% live in mobile homes. Housing options are limited within the County, and the addition of more rental or multi-family housing options would help attract more residents in to the area.
Wheatland County Statistics
2016 - Statistics Canada Community Profile of Wheatland County
Population - Approximately 8788 People
Land area (square km) - 4,545.92 km2
Median age of the population - 41.2 years
Average size of census families – 2.9 persons
Wheatland County Agricultural Statistics
2011 - Statistics Canada Farm & Farm Operator Data of Wheatland County1
Total number of farms – 782 (810 in 2016)
Land in crops - 311,265Ha/ 769,153Ac
Total area farmed - 453,840ha /1,121,462Ac
Total cattle and calves - 162,218