The Village of Youngstown

Where Quality of Life Meets Opportunity!

Community Profile

A Proud Past, A Bright Future!


Located in the heart

.... of southeastern Alberta’s Ranch Country, the historic Village of Youngstown is home to just over 150 residents. The surrounding regional “market catchment area” has a population of approximately 6,700.

Youngstown’s neighbours include the nearby Towns of Hanna and Oyen, both full-service communities within about a half-hour drive of the Village, and those families who farm and ranch in the rural “Special Areas.”

Canada Goose

Abundant wildlife

.... and excellent hunting and trout fishing in the area continues to drive Youngstown’s reputation for being a Sportsman’s Paradise.

The Village boasts a community centre, curling rink, skating rink and baseball diamonds, in addition to a modern K-12 school, library, playgrounds and RV Park...and rich and diverse cultural amenities such as the Back In Time Museum.

Volunteerism, recreation groups and community clubs are also cornerstones of Youngstown and reflect values and community-minded commitments we share with our Special Areas neighbours.

PEP Region YT Map

Map courtesy of Palliser Economic Partnership (PEP).
The Village of Youngstown is a proud collaborative partner of both PEP and the Cactus Corridor Economic Development Corporation.

Cauctus Logo



Youngstown’s primary business sectors are agriculture (ranching, feedlots and crops), trades (carpentry, automotive, and heavy duty mechanical), and employment from and contracted services provided to regional energy-related businesses and linear infrastructure/utility companies and other service providers.


Farms in the region are generally mixed with both grain production and ranching operations. A large percentage of the farms in Special Areas No. 3 are family farms, with the average farm having approximately 1,500 acres and 75 head of cattle.


Grain production accounts for a large percentage of land use in the region, with production generally done using a summer fallow/crop rotation due to the relatively arid climate prevalent throughout southeastern Alberta.


Road To Youngstown

Youngstown is located at the junction of Highways 9 and 884 between the Town of Hanna (49 km to the west) and the Town of Oyen (53 km to the east).

A highly-strategic and convenient location that provides easy access to all major centres and transportation hubs across southern and central Alberta.

Major north-south and east-west trade and heavy haul corridors supporting Alberta’s upstream energy sector, and oil and gas service, supply and logistics industries.

- Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor

- Edmonton-Calgary Corridor

- Highway 9 Heavy Haul Corridor

Airports in Hanna and Oyen, with the nearest passenger and air freight facilities located at Medicine Hat Airport, approximately 190 km southeast of Youngstown.

Metropolitan Calgary and its 1 million-plus residents...and globally-connected Calgary International Airport (YYC) about 250 km or a two-and-a-half hour drive from Youngstown. Red Deer to the northwest is a similar distance and driving time from Youngstown.

Advanced internet services and infrastructure provide e-commerce and internet connectivity to the modern world.

Natural Features and Climate

On the edge

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, the Canadian Badlands and Dinosaur Provincial Park are all well-known regional tourism destinations. But southeastern Alberta’s natural scenery, pristine environment and rich cultural and historic heritage is to be found across the region, and certainly in and around the Village of Youngstown.

The benefits from increasing inbound regional tourism and recreation visitations, and the economic diversification that a growing tourism and recreation sector provides, are widely recognized. Not too surprisingly, business development opportunities in this sector have been identified as a significant growth opportunity for the Village.

Southeastern Alberta also benefits from a comfortable, relatively dry climate, with generally hot-to-temperate summers and cold, sunny winters...interspersed with warm Chinook winds. The area receives, on average, about 2,500 hours of sunshine each year, making this the sunniest region in Canada.

Youngstown residents benefit and enjoy all of this each and every day. Again, not as tourists or visitors, but as residents!