The Town of Taber is a vibrant and growing community. The citizens, elected officials, and staff of Taber honor our pioneering past, respect and enjoy the community of today while utilizing our vision and skills to lay the groundwork for an exciting future.
Located within the South Central Region of the Province, Taber’s trading and economic influence extends in a large radius around the Town and includes massive agricultural tracts, numerous hamlets and villages within the Municipal District of Taber. The large trading area surrounding Taber includes approximately 24,000 people. This centric trading relationship ensures that Taber enjoys a competitive retail sector, is able to offer comprehensive financial and legal options, and has a variety of recreational opportunities that are unavailable elsewhere within our trading area.
As with all communities, our people are the greatest asset. According to Statistics Canada, Taber is defined as a rural small town. The Town of Taber conducted a census in 2015. The results of the 2015 Census are: Taber's population is 8,428 persons. The number of households that were enumerated in the 2015 municipal census were 3,426. The 2011 to 2015 population change was 3.4% or an average of 0.85%/year. Taber’s population is also unique in that over 30% of the residents are under the age of 15. This makes Taber, the fourth youngest small town in Canada with a median age of 35.2.
The Town of Taber has comprehensive medical care options, an active arts community, and a vibrant sports culture. The recreational opportunities include an 18 hole golf course, various parks and sports fields, and a Town owned inclusive Community Centre. In addition the Town boasts eight schools, a hospital, and 911 emergency services which include the Taber Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, and the Town of Taber Police Department.
With comprehensive infrastructure and first rate community services and recreational facilities, the Town of Taber can capitalize on the economic prosperity of today to build a Town ready to face the future. We aspire to achieve a minimal negative impact on our environment and hope to leave a legacy of responsible environmental management to our successors.
The citizens of Taber have the skills, spirit, and drive to continue to make Taber...A Great Place to Grow!