Woodbine Neighbourhood

Woodbine is a residential neighbourhood in the southwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located at the western edge of the city, and it borders the Tsuu T'ina first nation reserve to the west and the Fish Creek Provincial Park to the south. To the north, it is bounded by Anderson Road and to the east by 24th Street West.


Woodbine was established in 1979. It is represented in the Calgary City Council.


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Woodbine had a population of 9,131 living in 3,371 dwellings, a 0.5% increase from its 2011 population of 9,086.[1] With a land area of 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,850/km2 (7,390/sq mi) in 2012.[1][2]


Residents in this community had a median household income of $83,844 in 2000, and there were 7.3% low-income residents living in the neighbourhood.[3] As of 2000, 21.8% of the residents were immigrants. Most buildings were single-family detached homes, and 9.4% of the housing was used for renting.[4]


Crime statistics in Woodbine are quite favourable compared to the rest of Calgary. In both 2006 and 2007 "Person" crimes were rated by the Calgary Police Service as 3 per 1000 population. Property crimes were 9 and 12 per 1000 population respectively. Both rates were among the lowest recorded for Calgary communities.[5]


The St. Jude Elementary School (Catholic) as well as the Woodbine Elementary public school are located in this neighbourhood.


References

  1. "2012 Civic Census Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  2. "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  3. City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 13 Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-09.
  4. City of Calgary (2006). "Woodbine Community Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-09.
  5. Calgary Police Service - News & Events
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