Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality

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Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
Location in province of Quebec
Location in province of Quebec
Coordinates: 45°05′N 74°10′W / 45.08°N 74.17°W / 45.08; -74.17Coordinates: 45°05′N 74°10′W / 45.08°N 74.17°W / 45.08; -74.17[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatHuntingdon
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectAlain Castagner
Area
 • Total1,242.20 km2 (479.62 sq mi)
 • Land1,173.51 km2 (453.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total22,454
 • Density19.1/km2 (49/sq mi)
 • Change
2011–2016
Increase 5.9%
 • Dwellings
12,016
 Population excludes
incompletely enumerated
First Nations reserves
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)450 and 579
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Le Haut-Saint-Laurent (Upper Saint Lawrence) is a regional county municipality in southwestern Quebec, Canada, in the Montérégie region. Its seat is in Huntingdon and it is named for the Saint Lawrence River which forms its western and northwestern boundary.

History[edit]

The RCM was formed on January 1, 1982 from most of historic Huntingdon County.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 13 subdivisions and one native reserve within the RCM:[2]

Cities & Towns (1)
Municipalities (8)
Parishes (1)
Townships (3)
Native Reserves (1) (not associated with RCM)

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 22,454 (+5.9% from 2011) 21,197 (-3.4% from 2006) 21,943 (+0.4% from 2001)
Land area: 1,173.51 km2 (453.09 sq mi) 1,174.00 km2 (453.28 sq mi) 1,171.78 km2 (452.43 sq mi)
Population density: 19.1/km2 (49/sq mi) 18.1/km2 (47/sq mi) 18.7/km2 (48/sq mi)
Median age: 48.4 (M: 48.0, F: 48.8) 47.1 (M: 46.7, F: 47.6) 44.3 (M: 44.0, F: 44.7)
Total private dwellings: 12,016 10,744 10,722
Median household income: $50,777 $45,307 $40,138
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality, Quebec
YearPop.±%
1991 21,864—    
1996 22,007+0.7%
2001 21,851−0.7%
2006 21,943+0.4%
2011 21,197−3.4%
2016 22,454+5.9%
[8][9][3]

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality[8][9]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
22,160
14,185 Increase 1.5% 64.0% 6,730 Increase 9.4% 30.4% 400 Increase 15.9% 1.64% 845 Increase 65.7% 3.8%
2011
20,985
13,980 Decrease 4.7% 66.62% 6,150 Increase 1.7% 29.31% 345 Increase 16.9% 1.64% 510 Decrease 29.7% 2.43%
2006
21,735
14,665 Increase 3.6% 67.47% 6,050 Decrease 4.9% 27.84% 295 Decrease 37.2% 1.36% 725 Increase 20.8% 3.34%
2001
21,590
14,160 Increase 1.8% 65.59% 6,360 Decrease 9.2% 29.46% 470 Increase 44.6% 2.18% 600 Increase 23.7% 2.78%
1996
21,730
13,915 n/a 64.04% 7,005 n/a 32.24% 325 n/a 1.50% 485 n/a 2.23%

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 141097 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 690 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Le Haut-Saint-Laurent, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ a b "(Code 2469) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  10. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map

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