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Demographic Profile
Location
 
Didsbury is located in Mountain View County along the southern portion of the Calgary-Edmonton highway corridor. The community is centally located between the cities of Calgary and Red Deer, 6 km west of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway by the crossing of Highway 2A and Highway 582.
 
70 km       to Calgary International Airport
80 km to downtown Calgary
80 km to Red Deer
198 km to Banff
232 km  to Edmonton
392 km to United States border 
 
Latitude: 51° 40' 0" N
Longitude: 114° 7' 60" W 
 
Growth Rate
 
Year Population Source 
2001      3,932             Federal Census
2006 4,275 Federal Census
2008 4,599 Municipal Census
2011 4,957  Federal Census
 
The Town experienced a 15% increase in population between the 2006 and 2011 Federal census, and a 7.8% increase from the municipal census in 2008 and the 2011 Federal census.  In 2008, Didsbury annexed 14 quarter sections of land with projections of full "build out" capacity to be approximately 20,000 people. 
 
Residential Starts (Number of Permits Issued)
 
 
Year Dwellings Estimated Value of

Created Construction
2011 65 $ 6,850,500
2012 13 $19,688,000
2013 23 $ 3,797,750
2014 32 $ 5,731,005
2015 15 $2,659,000
 
Non-Residential and Other (Number of Permits Issued)
 
 Year Commercial Industrial Institutional Other Total Permits Estimated Value of






Construction
2011 6 4 4 20 34 $ 1,565,324
2012 17 2 2 8 63 $ 1,674,790
2013 8 4 0 14 61 $ 3,413,450
2014 7 10 2 72 91 $ 2,784,370
2015 9 6 2 29 60     $800,150 
 
Industry Base
 
Agriculture, oil & gas, and tourism. 
 
Number of Businesses
 
The Town of Didsbury issued 313 business licenses in 2015. 
 
Major Employers
 
Employer
Didsbury Hospital
Chinooks Edge School Division
Mountain View Seniors Housing
Town of Didsbury
Tara Oilfield Services
 
Climate
 
Average hours of sunshine per day: 5.54
Average temperature (Nov - Jan): -9 °C
Average temperature (Jun - Aug): 15 °C
Average annual rainfall: 372 mm
Average annual snowfall: 122 cm 
 
Air funneling through the Rocky Mountains produces warm dry winds which are prevalent to Didsbury and can commonly raise temperatures dramatically within hours.  
 
More Information
 
For more information, please contact us or visit Didsbury's community profile from the 2011 census at the Statistics Canada website.