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Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel is a town in the Regional county municipality of Pierre-De Saurel, in Montérégie, Quebec. It is located north of the Tracy section of Sorel-Tracy. Champlain Street marks the town's southern limit from Sorel-Tracy, and the rest of the town is surrounded by water (either Saint Lawrence River or Richelieu River).

Location within Pierre-De Saurel RCM.
Location within Pierre-De Saurel RCM.
Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°02′N 73°07′W / 46.033°N 73.117°W / 46.033; -73.117Coordinates: 46°02′N 73°07′W / 46.033°N 73.117°W / 46.033; -73.117[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Pierre-De Saurel
Constituted May 1, 1907
 • Mayor Olivar Gravel
 • Federal riding Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel
 • Prov. riding Richelieu
 • Total 3.40 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
 • Land 1.38 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Population (2016)[4]
 • Total 1,642
 • Density 1,192.7/km2 (3,089/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016 Decrease 2.1%
 • Median after-tax income $20,256 per year
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) J3R
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 132

As it is the case with neighboring municipalities, metallurgy plays a significant role in the town's economy. The Sorel-Tracy based QIT et Titane has a facility which occupies the western part of the town, while the eastern part of the town is essentially home to the Les Forges de Sorel company. This leaves the central part as the only portion of the town that is fully residential.

The population of Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel was 1,677 as of the Canada 2011 Census.




Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2016 1,642   2.1%
2011 1,677   0.5%
2006 1,686   4.1%
2001 1,758   6.2%
1996 1,875   9.4%
1991 2,069 N/A


Mother tongue language (2016)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 1,580 96.93%
English only 35 2.15%
Both English & French 10 0.61%
Other languages 10 0.61%


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