Riverhurst (2016 population: 130) is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within the Rural Municipality of Maple Bush No. 224 and Census Division No. 7. It is in the southwest Coteau Hills area of the province, north of the Vermillion Hills. The community is located on Highway 42 east of Riverhurst Ferry. The village is primarily a farming community.

Riverhurst
Village
Riverhurst is located in Saskatchewan
Riverhurst
Riverhurst
Riverhurst is located in Canada
Riverhurst
Riverhurst
Coordinates: 50°33′00″N 106°30′36″W / 50.5500°N 106.5100°W / 50.5500; -106.5100
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
RegionSouthwest
Census division7
Rural MunicipalityMaple Bush
Government
 • Governing bodyRiverhurst Village Council
Area
 • Total124.8 km2 (48.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total130
 • Density0.91/km2 (2.4/sq mi)
Time zoneCST
Area code306
HighwaysHighway 42
WebsiteVillage of Riverhurst
[1][2][3][4]

The name is a portmanteau of Riverside and Boldenhurst, two nearby post offices.[5]

HistoryEdit

Riverhurst incorporated as a village on June 22, 1916.[6]

DemographicsEdit

Population history
(1981–2016)
YearPop.±%
1981193—    
1986180−6.7%
1991174−3.3%
1996158−9.2%
2001143−9.5%
2006121−15.4%
2011114−5.8%
2016130+14.0%
Source: Statistics Canada via Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics[7][8]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Riverhurst had a population of 152 living in 74 of its 131 total private dwellings, a change of 16.9% from its 2016 population of 130. With a land area of 1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi), it had a population density of 150.5/km2 (389.8/sq mi) in 2021.[9]

In the 2016 Census of Population, the Village of Riverhurst recorded a population of 130 living in 69 of its 114 total private dwellings, a 12.3% change from its 2011 population of 114. With a land area of 0.91 km2 (0.35 sq mi), it had a population density of 142.9/km2 (370.0/sq mi) in 2016.[10]

InfrastructureEdit

Riverhurst is situated close to the east bank of Lake Diefenbaker, and is the location of the Riverhurst Ferry, a cable ferry that crosses to Lucky Lake on the west bank. Highway 42 (which provides access to the community) crosses Lake Diefenbaker by the Riverhurst Ferry. The village is located 8 km south of the Elbow crater.

Notable residentsEdit

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Thomas Brian King (who was shot to death in Saskatoon) lived in Riverhurst.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters".
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on November 21, 2008.
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005). "CTI Determine your provincial constituency". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11.
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line".
  5. ^ Barry, Bill (September 2005). Geographic Names of Saskatchewan. Regina, Saskatchewan: People Places Publishing, Ltd. p. 358. ISBN 1-897010-19-2.
  6. ^ "Urban Municipality Incorporations". Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  7. ^ "Saskatchewan Census Population" (PDF). Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2015. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  8. ^ "Saskatchewan Census Population". Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  9. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Saskatchewan". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  10. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Saskatchewan)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2020.

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