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Bankview Community Association
The Bankview community association offers a number of recreational opportunities to residents. The association recently built a basketball court and playground, and are working on establishing a green space for resident use. The community centre is very popular among local groups, and is rented out by groups ranging from Irish Dancers, to dog obedience trainers, to Tae Kwon Doe instructors, to a mom and tot playgroups. Bankview also takers advantage of its rich history in its annual September Heritage Day celebration, where community walks touring historic homes are offered. Bankview also makes an effort to address the various concerns that face its community, notably traffic issues.
Bankview Community Demographics
In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Bankview had a population of 5,221 living in 3,528 dwellings, a 9.8% increase from its 2011 population of 4,754. With a land area of 0.7 km2 (0.27 sq mi), it had a population density of 7,500/km2 (19,300/sq mi) in 2012. Residents in this community had a median household income of $32,474 in 2000, and there were 31.4% low income residents living in the neighborhood. As of 2000, 18.4% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 85.7% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 80% of the housing was used for renting. For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.