Regional District of Central Kootenay

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Central Kootenay
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Official logo of Central Kootenay
A map of British Columbia depicting its 29 regional districts and equivalent municipalities. One is highlighted in red.
Location in British Columbia
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Administrative office locationNelson
Government
 • BodyBoard of directors
 • ChairAimee Watson (D)
 • Vice chairRon Toyota (Creston)
 • Electoral areas
  • A - Wynndel—East Shore–Kootenay Lake
  • B - Creston East - Kingsgate
  • C - Creston West
  • D - Kaslo
  • E - Nelson
  • F - North Shore
  • G - Salmo
  • H - Slocan Valley
  • I - Tarrys
  • J - Lower Arrow—Columbia
  • K - The Arrow Lakes
Area
 • Land22,094.94 km2 (8,530.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total59,517
 • Density2.7/km2 (7/sq mi)
Time zones
Most of the districtUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (Pacific Daylight (PDT))
Electoral areas A, B, and C / Creston (no DST)UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
Websiterdck.bc.ca

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a regional district in the province of British Columbia, Canada. As of the 2016 census, the population was 59,517. The area is 22,130.72 square kilometres. The administrative centre is located in the city of Nelson. Other municipalities include the City of Castlegar, the Town of Creston, the Village of Salmo, the Village of Nakusp, the Village of Kaslo, the Village of New Denver, the Village of Silverton, the Village of Ymir and the Village of Slocan (known locally as Slocan City to distinguish it from the appellation "the Slocan" for the entire Slocan Valley).

Demographics[edit]

As a census division in the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Regional District of Central Kootenay had a population of 62,509 living in 28,006 of its 31,588 total private dwellings, a change of 5% from its 2016 population of 59,517. With a land area of 22,078.1 km2 (8,524.4 sq mi), it had a population density of 2.8/km2 (7.3/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality Government Type Population 2011 Population 2016 Change
Nelson city 10,230 10,572 +3.34%
Castlegar city 7,816 8,039 +2.85%
Creston town 5,306 5,351 +0.85%
Nakusp village 1,569 1,605 +2.29%
Salmo village 1,139 1,141 +0.18%
Kaslo village 1,031 968 -6.11%
New Denver village 504 473 -6.15%
Slocan village 296 272 -8.11%
Silverton village 195 195 ±0.00%

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Community Population 2011 Population 2016 Change
Wynndel (Parts A+B) 542 597 +10.15%
Ymir 245 231 -5.71%
Erickson unknown unknown N/A
Lister unknown unknown N/A
Krestova unknown unknown N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RDCK welcomes newest Board members and elects Chair, Vice Chair". November 15, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and census divisions". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 3, 2022.

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