Leduc County is located immediately south of the City of Edmonton. It is 105 kilometres east to west and 32 kilometres north to south encompassing 2,673 square kilometres of land (1,032 square miles). Leduc County is bordered in the west by Parkland and Brazeau Counties, Westaskiwin County in the south and Camrose, Beaver and Strathcona Counties in the east. This dynamic county provides for both acreage living and a diverse variety of farming operations to its more than 13,500 residents. It is home to the Edmonton International Airport, the Nisku Business Park and the Genesee Power Plant. Located in the heart of one of the strongest economies in the world, the access to air, rail, and major road transportation networks adds to its strength profile.
Leduc County is a major employment hub in the region, with both the Edmonton International Airport and the Nisku Industrial Business Park within its borders. The Nisku Industrial Business Park is the largest developed industrial energy park in Canada, with more than 600 businesses.
The energy sector has continued to fuel the growth and development in the Leduc County region. However, as a rural municipality, agriculture continues to be a cornerstone of industry.
The agricultural industry is an integral part of Leduc County’s history and future as the county works hard to encourage production, profitability, and sustainability of the agriculture industry through information and program support.
As the southern gateway to the Capital Region, Leduc County offers an economic advantage, a sustainable agricultural network, environmental leadership, and a quality of life unsurpassed for residential and industrial citizens.
Median Age: 41.9
Private Dwellings: 4,963
Average Single Family Dwelling Price: $448,706
Average Income: $50,098
Average Family Income: $116,114
Labour Force: 8,530
Unemployment rate: 5.2%
2016 Residential Tax Rate: 5.7%
2016 Farmland Tax Rate: 15.6%
2016 Non-residential (Industrial/Commercial) Tax Rate: 10.2%
2016 Machinery and Equipment Tax Rate: 6.7%