Kings County, Prince Edward Island

Kings County (2021 population 18,327[1]) is located in eastern Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Kings County
Location of Kings County in Prince Edward Island.
Location of Kings County in Prince Edward Island.
Incorporated Towns & MunicipalitiesThree Rivers (town), Souris (town)
ParishesSt. Patrick's Parish, East Parish, St. George's Parish, St. Andrew's Parish
Townships and royalties
 • Total1,686.34 km2 (651.10 sq mi)
 • Total18,327
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Average Earnings per capita (2015)[2]$35,947

It is the province's smallest, most rural and least-populated county. Kings County is also least dependent upon the agriculture industry compared with the other two counties, while being more heavily dependent on the fishery and forest industry. Comparatively large parts of the county are still forested and it hosts the province's largest sawmill. The only heavy industry, aside from forestry and industrial farming, is a small shipyard, although secondary manufacturing has been established in recent years.

The county was named by Capt. Samuel Holland in 1765 for King George III (1738–1820). As such, Kings County's shire town is Georgetown. The largest community within the town of Three Rivers.

Demographics edit

Historical populations

As a census division in the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Kings County had a population of 18,327 living in 7,678 of its 9,948 total private dwellings, a change of 6.8% from its 2016 population of 17,154. With a land area of 1,687.58 km2 (651.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 10.9/km2 (28.1/sq mi) in 2021.[1]

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References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and census division". Canada 2021 Census. Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Census Profile - Kings, CTY, Prince Edward Island (Census division)". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Census Profile - Kings, CTY, Prince Edward Island (Census division)". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2011. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Census Profile - Kings County, Prince Edward Island (Health region)". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. 2006. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Community profile - Kings County, Prince Edward Island (County)". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. 2001. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Electronic Area Profiles - Kings County Prince Edward Island". Canada 1996 Census. Statistics Canada. 1996. Archived from the original on 28 October 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2014.

46°15′N 62°30′W / 46.250°N 62.500°W / 46.250; -62.500

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