Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality

Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality (Upper Richelieu) is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Its seat is in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It is named for the Richelieu River which runs south-north through it.

Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°12′N 73°14′W / 45.200°N 73.233°W / 45.200; -73.233Coordinates: 45°12′N 73°14′W / 45.200°N 73.233°W / 45.200; -73.233[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatSaint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectGilles Dolbec
Area
 • Total999.70 km2 (385.99 sq mi)
 • Land936.02 km2 (361.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total117,443
 • Density125.5/km2 (325/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Increase 2.7%
 • Dwellings
52,461
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Websitewww.mrchr.qc.ca

SubdivisionsEdit

There are 14 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Canada census – Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 117,443 (+2.7% from 2011) 114,344 (+5.0% from 2006) 108,892 (+8.1% from 2001)
Land area: 936.02 km2 (361.40 sq mi) 936.26 km2 (361.49 sq mi) 936.26 km2 (361.49 sq mi)
Population density: 125.5/km2 (325/sq mi) 122.1/km2 (316/sq mi) 116.3/km2 (301/sq mi)
Median age: 43.1 (M: 42.1, F: 44.1) 41.6 (M: 40.7, F: 42.6) 40.6 (M: 39.8, F: 41.3)
Total private dwellings: 52,461 50,665 47,690
Median household income: $61,778 $55,167 $48,074
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
YearPop.±%
1991 92,889—    
1996 97,539+5.0%
YearPop.±%
2001 100,753+3.3%
2006 108,892+8.1%
YearPop.±%
2011 114,344+5.0%
2016 117,443+2.7%
[8][3]

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
116,150
108,675   2.3% 93.6% 3,645   5.9% 3.1% 1,005   2.6% 0.9% 2,825   32.6% 2.4%
2011
113,245
106,260   5.8% 93.83% 3,875   15.5% 3.42% 980   41.0% 0.87% 2,130   25.7% 1.88%
2006
107,390
100,475   7.8% 93.56% 3,355   10.5% 3.12% 695   4.8% 0.65% 2,865   44.7% 2.67%
2001
99,630
93,170   2.9% 93.52% 3,750   2.5% 3.76% 730   7.0% 0.73% 1,980   37.0% 1.99%
1996
96,475
90,585 n/a 93.89% 3,660 n/a 3.79% 785 n/a 0.81% 1,445 n/a 1.50%

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 141078 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 560 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census; Le Haut-Richelieu, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  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