Albert County, New Brunswick

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Albert
County
Farm landscape near Alma
Farm landscape near Alma
Location within New Brunswick
Location within New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45°49′N 64°51′W / 45.82°N 64.85°W / 45.82; -64.85Coordinates: 45°49′N 64°51′W / 45.82°N 64.85°W / 45.82; -64.85
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
Established 1845
Area[1]
 • Land 1,806.54 km2 (697.51 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 28,846
 • Density 16.0/km2 (41/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 4.7%
 • Dwellings 12,573
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 506

Albert County (2011 population 28,846) is a county located in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada on Chignecto Bay in the Bay of Fundy. Prior to the abolition of county government in 1967, the county seat was Hopewell Cape. The county was established in 1845 from parts of Westmorland County and Saint John County, and named after Prince Albert.[2]

Census subdivisions[edit]

Communities[edit]

There are four incorporated municipalities within Albert County (listed by 2011 population):[1]

Official Name Status Area km2 Population Parish
Riverview Town 33.88 19,128 Coverdale
Hillsborough Village 12.98 1,350 Hillsborough
Riverside-Albert Village 3.41 353 Harvey
Alma Village 47.64 232 Alma

Parishes[edit]

The county is subdivided into six parishes (listed by 2011 population):[1]

Official Name Area km2 Population Incorporated municipalities Unincorporated municipalities
Coverdale 236.15 4,401 Riverview (town) Colpitts Settlement / Five Points / Grub Road / Lower Coverdale / Lower Turtle Creek / Middlesex / Middle Coverdale / Nixon / Pine Glen / Price / Salisbury Back Road / Stoney Creek / Synton / Turtle Creek / Upper Coverdale
Hillsborough 303.73 1,395 Hillsborough (village) Albert Mines / Baltimore / Beech Hill / Berryton / Caledonia Mountain / Dawson Settlement / Edgetts Landing / Isaiah Corner / Osborne Corner / Rosevale / Salem / Shenstone / Steeves Mills / Steevescote / Weldon
Elgin 519.38 968 Church Hill / Churchs Corner / Elgin / Ferndale / Forest Hill / Goshen / Gowland Mountain / Harrison Settlement / Hillside / Little River / Mapleton / Meadow / Midland / Parkindale / Pleasant Vale / Prosser Brook / Ross Corner
Hopewell 149.32 643 Cape Station / Chemical Road / Chester / Curryville / Demoiselle Creek / Hopewell Cape / Hopewell Hill / Lower Cape / McGinleys Corner / Memel Settlement / Mountville / Shepody
Harvey 276.84 376 Riverside-Albert (village) Beaver Brook / Brookville / Cape Enrage / Derrys Corner / Germantown / Harvey / Harvey Bank / Little Ridge / Midway / New Horton / New Ireland / Upper New Horton / Waterside / West River
Alma 222.79 0 Alma (village) Mitchells Corner / Teahans Corner

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Albert County, New Brunswick[5]
Year Pop. ±%
1851 6,313 —    
1861 9,444 +49.6%
1871 10,672 +13.0%
1881 12,329 +15.5%
1891 10,971 −11.0%
1901 10,925 −0.4%
1911 9,691 −11.3%
1921 8,607 −11.2%
Year Pop. ±%
1931 7,679 −10.8%
1941 8,421 +9.7%
1951 9,910 +17.7%
1956 10,943 +10.4%
1961 12,485 +14.1%
1966 13,944 +11.7%
1971 16,307 +16.9%
1976 22,159 +35.9%
Year Pop. ±%
1981 23,632 +6.6%
1986 N/A —    
1991 25,640 —    
1996 26,492 +3.3%
2001 26,749 +1.0%
2006 27,562 +3.0%
2011 28,846 +4.7%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Albert County, New Brunswick[5]
Census Total
English
French
English & French
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
28,590
26,135 Increase 4.0% 91.41% 1,845 Increase 17.1% 6.45% 200 Increase 207.7% 0.70% 410 Decrease 16.3% 1.43%
2006
27,260
25,130 Increase 2.0% 92.19% 1,575 Increase 9.4% 5.78% 65 Decrease 43.5% 0.24% 490 Increase 78.2% 1.80%
2001
26,470
24,640 Decrease 0.1% 93.09% 1,440 Increase 10.8% 5.44% 115 Increase 15.0% 0.43% 275 Increase 44.7% 1.04%
1996
26,255
24,665 n/a 93.94% 1,300 n/a 4.95% 100 n/a 0.38% 190 n/a 0.72%

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits:[6]

Protected areas and attractions[edit]

Sunset over the Bay of Fundy near Waterside

Notable People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Albert County, New Brunswick
  2. ^ Hamilton, William Baillie (1996). Place Names of Atlantic Canada. University of Toronto Press. p. 43. ISBN 0-8020-7570-3. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  5. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7

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