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Red Deer, Alberta

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Welcome to Red Deer ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Red Deer had a population of 82,732 people.<1>

The city of Red Deer was established in 1882 and was incorporated as a city March 25, 1913.

Red Deer is 2,860 feet [872 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Red Deer is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Red Deer 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).

Telephone area codes for Red Deer: (403) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Red Deer: T4N<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Red Deer had a population of 82,732 people.

The population of Red Deer represents 2.51% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 82,732 people, the population of Red Deer increased 21.97% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 67,829 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Red Deer.

Communities near Red Deer ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Red Deer and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2006
Bentley   [Map]   1,083   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Blackfalds   [Map]   4,618   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gull Lake   [Map]   204   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Innisfail   [Map]   7,331   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kountry Meadows   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   10,752   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Red Deer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Red Deer - it's located in Kansas.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Red Deer. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Red Deer ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Red Deer ...

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Red Deer. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Red Deer were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red Deer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

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<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 Red Deer, 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 Red Deer). 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 Red Deer or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Red Deer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Red Deer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Red Deer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red Deer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Deer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.2691, Longitude: -113.8115     [Map].

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