La Haute-Gaspésie Regional County Municipality

La Haute-Gaspésie (French pronunciation: ​[la ot gaspezi]) is a regional county municipality in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of eastern Quebec, Canada, on the Gaspé peninsula. The regional county municipality seat is in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts.

La Haute-Gaspésie
Location of La Haute-Gaspésie
Coordinates: 49°13′N 66°04′W / 49.217°N 66.067°W / 49.217; -66.067Coordinates: 49°13′N 66°04′W / 49.217°N 66.067°W / 49.217; -66.067[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionGaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
EffectiveMarch 18, 1981
County seatSainte-Anne-des-Monts
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectAllen Cormier
Area
 • Total5,139.50 km2 (1,984.37 sq mi)
 • Land5,066.06 km2 (1,956.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total11,316
 • Density2.2/km2 (6/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Decrease 6.4%
 • Dwellings
6,282
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.hautegaspesie.com

Prior to May 27, 2000, it was known as Denis-Riverin regional county municipality.[4]

SubdivisionsEdit

There are 10 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Canada census – La Haute-Gaspésie Regional County Municipality community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 11,316 (-6.4% from 2011) 12,088 (-2.0% from 2006) 12,329 (-3.1% from 2001)
Land area: 5,066.06 km2 (1,956.02 sq mi) 5,066.02 km2 (1,956.00 sq mi) 5,066.02 km2 (1,956.00 sq mi)
Population density: 2.2/km2 (5.7/sq mi) 2.4/km2 (6.2/sq mi) 2.4/km2 (6.2/sq mi)
Median age: 53.8 (M: 53.2, F: 54.2) 51.0 (M: 50.6, F: 51.4) 47.6 (M: 47.1, F: 48.1)
Total private dwellings: 6,282 6,292 5,850
Median household income: $45,046 $38,749 $31,655
References: 2016[5] 2011[6] 2006[7] earlier[8]
YearPop.±%
1991 14,019—    
1996 13,733−2.0%
2001 12,722−7.4%
YearPop.±%
2006 12,329−3.1%
2011 12,088−2.0%
2016 11,316−6.4%
[9][3]

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue - La Haute-Gaspésie Regional County Municipality, Quebec[9][3]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
11,165
11,010   7.0% 98.61% 45   30.8% 0.40% 20   0% 0.18% 90   100.0% 0.81%
2011
11,970
11,840   1.4% 98.91% 65   225.0% 0.54% 20   100.0% 0.17% 45   65.4% 0.38%
2006
12,170
12,010   3.3% 98.69% 20   60.0% 0.16% 10   0.0% 0.08% 130   550.0% 1.07%
2001
12,495
12,415   7.9% 99.36% 50   16.7% 0.40% 10   77.8% 0.08% 20   0.0% 0.16%
1996
13,610
13,485 n/a 99.08% 60 n/a 0.44% 45 n/a 0.33% 20 n/a 0.15%

TransportationEdit

Access RoutesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 361730 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 040 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census La Haute-Gaspésie, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "Modification aux municipalités du Québec, 2000" (PDF). Institut de la statistique du Québec. ISSN 0843-8250. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2004-05-09. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  9. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  10. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map