Manicouagan Regional County Municipality

Manicouagan is a regional county municipality in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec, Canada. It is located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River with its seat in Baie-Comeau. It was created in 1981, and named after the Manicouagan River.

Manicouagan
Location of Manicouagan
Coordinates: 49°13′N 68°09′W / 49.217°N 68.150°W / 49.217; -68.150Coordinates: 49°13′N 68°09′W / 49.217°N 68.150°W / 49.217; -68.150[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCôte-Nord
EffectiveApril 1, 1981
County seatBaie-Comeau
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectMarcel Furlong
Area
 • Total39,246.40 km2 (15,153.12 sq mi)
 • Land35,705.48 km2 (13,785.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total31,027
 • Density0.9/km2 (2/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Decrease 3.1%
 • Dwellings
14,844
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.mrc
manicouagan.qc.ca

SubdivisionsEdit

There are 9 subdivisions and one native reserve within the RCM:[2]

Cities & Towns (1)
Municipalities (1)
Parishes (1)
Villages (5)
Unorganized Territory (1)
Native Reserves (1)
(not associated with RCM)

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Canada census – Manicouagan Regional County Municipality community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 31,027 (-3.1% from 2011) 32,012 (-3.1% from 2006) 33,052 (-1.7% from 2001)
Land area: 35,705.48 km2 (13,785.96 sq mi) 35,706.53 km2 (13,786.37 sq mi) 35,699.62 km2 (13,783.70 sq mi)
Population density: 0.9/km2 (2.3/sq mi) 0.9/km2 (2.3/sq mi) 0.9/km2 (2.3/sq mi)
Median age: 46.6 (M: 46.7, F: 46.6) 44.8 (M: 44.8, F: 44.8) 41.5 (M: 41.4, F: 41.7)
Total private dwellings: 14,844 14,580 15,000
Median household income: $64,034 $59,298 $56,370
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
YearPop.±%
1991 36,108—    
1996 36,271+0.5%
2001 33,620−7.3%
YearPop.±%
2006 33,052−1.7%
2011 32,012−3.1%
2016 31,027−3.1%

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Manicouagan 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
30,765
28,035   3.1% 91.13% 220   2.2% 0.72% 95   5.6% 0.31% 2,415   2.4% 7.85%
2011
31,720
28,930   3.1% 91.20% 225   21.6% 0.71% 90   80.0% 0.28% 2,475   5.0% 7.80%
2006
32,695
29,855   2.4% 91.31% 185   24.5% 0.57% 50   44.4% 0.15% 2,605   6.8% 7.97%
2001
33,370
30,595   9.3% 91.68% 245   69.0% 0.73% 90   0.0% 0.27% 2,440   21.1% 7.31%
1996
35,990
33,740 n/a 93.75% 145 n/a 0.40% 90 n/a 0.25% 2,015 n/a 5.60%

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 141060 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 960 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Manicouagan, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  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