Stoughton, Saskatchewan

Stoughton is a town in Saskatchewan, Canada. In 2011 it had a population of 649.[3] Stoughton was originally called New Hope. The tiny settlement of New Hope was barely three years old when the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) arrived in this part of the province in 1904. The CPR chose a location a lttle to the south for its closest depot, which it called Stoughton. The community of New Hope soon moved to join it.

Stoughton
Town
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Stoughton is located in Saskatchewan
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Location of Stoughton in Saskatchewan
Stoughton is located in Canada
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Stoughton (Canada)
Coordinates: 49°40′30″N 103°02′13″W / 49.675°N 103.037°W / 49.675; -103.037
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Census division1
Rural MunicipalityTecumseh
Post office founded1901
Government
 • MayorBill Knous
 • Town ManagerChris Miskolczi
 • Governing bodyStoughton Town Council
Area
 • Land3.41 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total649
 • Density173.4/km2 (449/sq mi)
Time zoneCST
Postal code
S0G 4T0
Area code306
HighwaysHighway 13 Highway 33 Highway 47
Websitehttp://stoughtonsk.ca
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Stoughton used to have its own small police service, which was aptly named the Stoughton Police Service. It no longer exists and now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) provide policing services to the town and surrounding areas.

Stoughton is approximately eighty-eight miles southeast of Regina at the terminus for highway 33, which is the longest straight road in Canada, and the fifth longest in the world.[4] It is also the administrative headquarters of the Ocean Man First Nations band government.[5] They contain three nations which are Assiniboine, Saulteaux, and Cree.

The town is served by Highway 13, Highway 33, and Highway 47.

DemographicsEdit

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Stoughton had a population of 652 living in 314 of its 378 total private dwellings, a change of 0.5% from its 2016 population of 649. With a land area of 3.45 km2 (1.33 sq mi), it had a population density of 189.0/km2 (489.5/sq mi) in 2021.[6]

Canada census – Stoughton, Saskatchewan community profile
20162011
Population649 (-6.5% from 2011)694 (6.3% from 2006)
Land area3.74 km2 (1.44 sq mi)3.41 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population density173.4/km2 (449/sq mi)203.2/km2 (526/sq mi)
Median age47.8 (M: 48.1, F: 47.7)43.4 (M: 42.4, F: 44.4)
Total private dwellings337325
Median household income
References: 2016[7] 2011[8] earlier[9][10]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census, Statistics Canada - Validation Error".
  4. ^ "top 5 longest straight roads". 24 May 2017.
  5. ^ http://www.sicc.sk.ca/archive/bands/bocean.html[dead link]
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Saskatchewan". Statistics Canada. 9 February 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 12 August 2021. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 20 August 2019.
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 18 July 2021.

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Coordinates: 49°40′30″N 103°02′13″W / 49.675°N 103.037°W / 49.675; -103.037