Victoria County, New Brunswick

Victoria County (2016 population 18,617[1]) is located in northwestern New Brunswick, Canada. Farming, especially of potatoes, is the major industry in the county.

Victoria
Location within New Brunswick.
Location within New Brunswick.
CountryCanada
ProvinceNew Brunswick
Established1844
Shire townPerth-Andover
Area
 • Land5,505.56 km2 (2,125.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total18,617
 • Density3.4/km2 (9/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Decrease 6.5%
 • Dwellings
9,178
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code506
Map of municipal government units in Victoria County.

Census subdivisionsEdit

CommunitiesEdit

There are five municipalities within Victoria County (listed by 2016 population):[2]

Official Name Designation Area km2 Population Parish
Grand Falls/Grand-Sault Town 18.09 5,326 Grand Falls
Perth-Andover Village 8.97 1,590 Perth
Plaster Rock Village 3.04 1,023 Gordon
Drummond Village 8.90 737 Drummond
Aroostook Village 2.23 306 Andover

First NationsEdit

There is one First Nations reserve in Victoria County (listed by 2016 population):[3]

Official Name Designation Area km2 Population Parish
Tobique 20 Reserve 24.98 968 Perth

ParishesEdit

The county is subdivided into seven parishes (listed by 2016 population):[2]

Official Name Area km2 Population Municipalities Unincorporated communities
Drummond 1,014.89 2,157 Drummond (village) Black Brook / Burgess Settlement / Caldwell / Canton / Davis Mill / Desjardins Road /
Ennishone / Hazen / Hennigar Corner / Jardine Brook / McManus Siding / Price Road /
Quatre-Coins / Violette Brook / Violette Station
Gordon 1,431.58 1,493 Plaster Rock (village) Anderson Road / Anfield / Arthurette / Birch Ridge / Bluebell Station / Crombie Settlement /
Hazeldean / Maple View / North View / O'Dell / Picadilly / Red Rapids / Rowena /
Sisson Ridge / St. Almo / Three Brooks / Wapske / Weaver
Denmark 751.27 1,471 Foley Brook / Lake Edward / Lerwick / New Denmark / North Tilley / Salmonhurst Corner /
South Tilley
Grand Falls 158.04 1,109 Grand Falls/Grand-Sault (town) Argosy / California Settlement / Costigan / Four Falls / Gillespie Settlement / Grand Falls Portage /
Kelly Road / Limestone / Lower California / Lower Portage / McCluskey / Morrell Siding / Undine /
Upper California
Perth 318.25 1,082 Perth-Andover (village)
Tobique 20 (reserve)
Beech Glen / Beech Glen Road / Bon Accord / Caldwell Brook / Currie / Gladwyn / Hillside /
Inman / Kilburn / Kincardine / Lower Kintore / Lower Perth / Maliseet / Muniac / Quaker Brook /
Red Rapids / Rowena / Tobique Narrows / Upper Kintore
Andover 123.45 891 Aroostook (village) Bairdsville / Beaconsfield / Carlingford / Dover Hill / Hillandale / Maliseet / River De Chute /
Tinker / Turner Settlement
Lorne 1,641.87 464 Blue Mountain Bend / Burntland Brook / Enterprise / Everett / Haley Brook / Lorne / Mapleview /
Nictau / North View / Oxbow / Riley Brook / Sisson Brook / Two Brooks / Victoria

DemographicsEdit

Historical Census Data - Victoria County, New Brunswick
YearPop.±%
1991 20,786—    
1996 21,929+5.5%
2001 21,172−3.5%
2006 20,319−4.0%
2011 19,921−2.0%
2016 18,617−6.5%
[4][1]

As a census division in the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Victoria County had a population of 18,312 living in 8,249 of its 9,054 total private dwellings, a change of -1.6% from its 2016 population of 18,617. With a land area of 5,492.85 km2 (2,120.80 sq mi), it had a population density of 3.3/km2 (8.6/sq mi) in 2021.[5]

Canada census – Victoria County, New Brunswick community profile
20162011
Population18,617 (-6.5% from 2011)19,921 (-2.0% from 2006)
Land area5,505.56 km2 (2,125.71 sq mi)5,503.93 km2 (2,125.08 sq mi)
Population density3.4/km2 (8.8/sq mi)3.6/km2 (9.3/sq mi)
Median age48.7 (M: 47.9, F: 49.3)45.2 (M: 44.4, F: 45.9)
Total private dwellings9,1789,342
Median household income$49,146$41,435
References: 2016[2] 2011[6] earlier[7][8]

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Victoria County, New Brunswick[4][1]
Census Total
English
French
English & French
Non-official languages
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
18,365
9,930   7.5% 54.07% 7,875   6.7% 42.88% 190   1.00% 370   25.2% 2.01%
2011
19,630
10,740   0.2% 54.71% 8,405   2.2% 42.82% 190   90.0% 0.97% 295   52.4% 1.50%
2006
20,070
10,760   4.7% 53.61% 8,590   3.5% 42.80% 100   48.7% 0.50% 620   18.1% 3.09%
2001
20,915
11,290   6.2% 53.98% 8,905   0.8% 42.58% 195   13.3% 0.93% 525   22.1% 2.51%
1996
21,675
12,040 n/a 55.55% 8,980 n/a 41.43% 225 n/a 1.04% 430 n/a 1.98%

TransportationEdit

Major highwaysEdit

Protected areas and attractionsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

Although not everyone in this list was born in Victoria County, they all live or have lived in Victoria County and have had significant connections to the communities.

Full Name Community Famous for Birth Death Other
Ron Turcotte Drummond Sports 1941
Wayne Maunder Four Falls Actor 1937 2018

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Census Profile, 2016 Census Victoria, County [Census division], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 12, 2021. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Tobique 20, Indian reserve [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and census divisions". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 21, 2019. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 18, 2021.
  9. ^ [1] Religious make-up, for Victoria County, 2001 census - 100% data

External linksEdit



Coordinates: 47°4′30.7″N 67°19′45.8″W / 47.075194°N 67.329389°W / 47.075194; -67.329389