Pincourt, Quebec

Pincourt is a municipality on the island of Île Perrot, off the western tip of the island of Montreal, Quebec. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 14,305. The town shares the island with the three other municipalities of Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Terrasse Vaudreuil and L'Île-Perrot, bordering on each one. The south end of the Ottawa River (Rivière des Outaouais) flows between Vaudreuil-Dorion and Pincourt, defining the town's western boundary.

Pincourt
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Pincourt is located in Southern Quebec
Pincourt
Pincourt
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°23′N 73°59′W / 45.383°N 73.983°W / 45.383; -73.983Coordinates: 45°23′N 73°59′W / 45.383°N 73.983°W / 45.383; -73.983[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMVaudreuil-Soulanges
Constituted1 January 1950
Government
 • MayorYvan Cardinal
 • Federal ridingVaudreuil-Soulanges
 • Prov. ridingVaudreuil
Area
 • Total7.11 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
 • Land7.54 km2 (2.91 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population
 (2016)[4]
 • Total14,558
 • Density2,048.1/km2 (5,305/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011–2016
Increase 1.8%
 • Dwellings
5,471
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J7V, J7W (until 2014), only J7W as of summer 2014[5]
Area code(s)514 and 438
Highways A-20
Websitewww.villepincourt.qc.ca

Many houses, condos and townhouses are newly built as the town has undergone a building boom, which also included the opening of the new francophone Chêne-Bleu high school. The municipality also has two bilingual primary schools and one French primary school. Several parks and natural protected areas are open throughout the year for recreation.

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Canada census – Pincourt, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 14,305 (+27.8% from 2006) 11,197 (+10.8% from 2001)
Land area: 7.54 km2 (2.91 sq mi) 7.54 km2 (2.91 sq mi)
Population density: 1,896.7/km2 (4,912/sq mi) 1,484.5/km2 (3,845/sq mi)
Median age: 38.2 (M: 37.5, F: 38.8) 38.5 (M: 37.9, F: 39.2)
Total private dwellings: 5,320 4,277
Median household income: $75,103 $64,428
References: 2011[4] 2006[6] earlier[7]
YearPop.±%
1991 9,749—    
1996 10,023+2.8%
2001 10,107+0.8%
YearPop.±%
2006 11,197+10.8%
2011 14,305+27.8%
2011 14,558+1.8%
YearPop.±%
2016 14,558+0.0%

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue – Pincourt, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
14,105
6,990   14.1% 49.56% 4,980   27.5% 35.31% 280   19.1% 1.98% 1,855   109.6% 13.15%
2006
11,150
6,125   1.4% 54.93% 3,905   13.8% 35.02% 235   80.8% 2.11% 885   90.3% 7.94%
2001
10,065
6,040   6.5% 60.01% 3,430   8.5% 34.08% 130   0.0% 1.29% 465   22.4% 4.62%
1996
9,930
5,670 n/a 57.10% 3,750 n/a 37.76% 130 n/a 1.31% 380 n/a 3.83%

InfrastructureEdit

TransportationEdit

Quebec Autoroute 20 runs along the north end of Pincourt and is accessible via Boulevard Cardinal Léger (exit 35), the only proper exit overpass along the section of the highway from Autoroute 30 to the island of Montréal, all others consisting of at-grade intersections with traffic lights. There is one other autoroute junction for Pincourt consisting of an at-grade intersection at Boulevard de l'Île.

On the city's western border, the Taschereau Bridge crosses the Ottawa River to Vaudreuil-Dorion.

There is a shuttle bus service that runs during rush hours operated by CIT La Presqu'Île connecting to the Vaudreuil-Hudson commuter train line. The CIT also offers various bus connections to Vaudreuil-Dorion, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and other West-Island destinations.

SchoolsEdit

Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs operates Francophone schools.[9]

Lester B. Pearson School Board operates Anglophone schools. It is zoned to Edgewater Elementary School and St. Patrick Elementary School.[11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 49351 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Pincourt
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: VAUDREUIL-SOULANGES (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. ^ Town of Pincourt. "New Postal Codes in Pincourt". Web. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 17 February 2012.
  8. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ "Les écoles et les centres". Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Liste des bassins desservis par les écoles en 2017–2018." Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs. Retrieved on 30 September 2017.
  11. ^ "School Board Map." Lester B. Pearson School Board. Retrieved on 28 September 2017.