La Mitis Regional County Municipality

La Mitis is a regional county municipality in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region in eastern Quebec, Canada on the Gaspé peninsula. It is named for the Mitis River (The Mitis) which has its source in the region (at Lac Inférieur) and flows through the central part of the region before emptying into the Saint Lawrence River.

La Mitis
Location of La Mitis
Coordinates: 48°32′N 68°05′W / 48.53°N 68.08°W / 48.53; -68.08Coordinates: 48°32′N 68°05′W / 48.53°N 68.08°W / 48.53; -68.08[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionBas-Saint-Laurent
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatMont-Joli
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectMichel Côté
Area
 • Total2,538.80 km2 (980.24 sq mi)
 • Land2,281.25 km2 (880.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total18,210
 • Density8.0/km2 (21/sq mi)
 • Change
2011–2016
Decrease 3.9%
 • Dwellings
9,692
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.lamitis.ca

The county seat is in Mont-Joli.

SubdivisionsEdit

There are 18 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Cities & Towns (2)
Municipalities (6)
Parishes (7)
Villages (1)
Unorganized Territory (2)

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Canada census – La Mitis Regional County Municipality community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 18,210 (-3.9% from 2011) 18,942 (-2.2% from 2006) 19,365 (+0.2% from 2001)
Land area: 2,281.25 km2 (880.80 sq mi) 2,279.22 km2 (880.01 sq mi) 2,279.18 km2 (880.00 sq mi)
Population density: 8.0/km2 (21/sq mi) 8.3/km2 (21/sq mi) 8.5/km2 (22/sq mi)
Median age: 49.5 (M: 49.0, F: 50.1) 48.0 (M: 47.3, F: 48.6) 45.0 (M: 44.6, F: 45.3)
Total private dwellings: 9,692 9,471 9,452
Median household income: $48,996 $42,351 $37,391
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
YearPop.±%
1991 20,157—    
1996 20,160+0.0%
2001 19,326−4.1%
YearPop.±%
2006 19,365+0.2%
2011 18,942−2.2%
2016 18,210−3.9%
[8][3]

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue – La Mitis Regional County Municipality, Quebec[8][3]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
17,920
17,665   2.9% 98.58% 140   7.7% 0.78% 65   0.0% 0.36% 50   0.0% 0.28%
2011
18,430
18,185   1.6% 98.67% 130   25.7% 0.71% 65   44.4% 0.35% 50   58.3% 0.27%
2006
18,815
18,475   0.05% 98.19% 175   25.0% 0.93% 45   18.2% 0.24% 120   480.0% 0.64%
2001
18,705
18,485   4.4% 98.82% 140   3.7% 0.75% 55   15.4% 0.29% 25   44.4% 0.13%
1996
19,580
19,335 n/a 98.75% 135 n/a 0.69% 65 n/a 0.33% 45 n/a 0.23%

TransportationEdit

Access routesEdit

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 141090 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 090 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census: La Mitis, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-12-18.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-27.
  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. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map

External linksEdit

  Media related to La Mitis Regional County Municipality at Wikimedia Commons