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Hinton, Alberta

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Welcome to Hinton ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Hinton had a population of 9,738 people.<1>

The town of Hinton was incorporated in 1928.

Hinton is 3,440 feet [1,049 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Hinton is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Hinton lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Area codes for Hinton: (780) & (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Hinton: T7V<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Hinton had a population of 9,738 people.

The population of Hinton represents 0.3% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 25th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 9,738 people, the population of Hinton increased 3.54% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 9,405 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hinton.

Communities Also Named Hinton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Hinton - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Missouri, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hinton.

Websites for Hinton ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hinton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hinton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hinton ...

Looking for more information about Hinton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hinton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hinton.

Communities near Hinton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Brule   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Hinton

Obed   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Hinton

Swan Landing   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Hinton

Pocahontas   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Hinton

Luscar   [Map]

Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South (S) of Hinton

Mercoal   [Map]

Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Hinton

Cadomin   [Map]

Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Hinton

Coalspur   [Map]

Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Hinton

Robb   [Map]

Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Hinton

Marlboro   [Map]

Lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the East (E) of Hinton

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Hinton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hinton:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Hinton were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780).
<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Hinton, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Hinton). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Hinton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hinton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hinton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hinton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.4023, Longitude: -117.5814     [Map].






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