Gloucester County, New Brunswick

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Gloucester
County
Location within New Brunswick.
Location within New Brunswick.
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
Established 1826
Area[1]
 • Land 4,675.21 km2 (1,805.11 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 77,792
 • Density 16.6/km2 (43/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 1.5%
 • Dwellings 36,482
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 506

Gloucester County (2011 population 77,792) is located in the northeastern corner of New Brunswick, Canada.[2] Fishing, mining and forestry are the major industries in the county. The eastern section of the county is known for its Acadian culture.

Census subdivisions[edit]

Communities[edit]

There are nineteen incorporated municipalities within the county (listed by 2011 population):[1][2]

Official Name Designation Area km2 Pop 2011 Parish
Bathurst City 91.86 12,275 Bathurst
Tracadie-Sheila Town 24.65 4,933 Saumarez
Beresford Town 19.20 4,351 Beresford
Caraquet Town 68.26 4,169 Caraquet
Shippagan Town 9.94 2,631 Shippagan
Petit-Rocher Village 4.49 1,908 Beresford
Belledune Village 189.03 1,548 Beresford
Lamèque Town 12.45 1,432 Shippagan
Bas-Caraquet Village 31.00 1,380 Caraquet
Bertrand Village 46.45 1,137 Caraquet
Pointe-Verte Village 13.79 976 Beresford
Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël Village 15.61 955 Shippagan
Nigadoo Village 7.69 952 Beresford
Le Goulet Village 5.46 817 Shippagan
Saint-Isidore Village 22.58 748 Saint-Isidore
Grande-Anse Village 24.42 738 New Bandon
Paquetville Village 9.40 706 Paquetville
Saint-Léolin Village 19.78 684 New Bandon
Maisonnette Village 12.88 573 New Bandon

First Nations[edit]

There is one First Nations reservation in Gloucester County (listed by 2011 population):[1][2]

Official Name Designation Area km2 Pop 2011 Parish
Pabineau 11 Reservation 4.89 141 Bathurst

Parishes[edit]

The county is subdivided into ten parishes (listed by 2011 population):[1][2]

Official Name Area km2 Pop 2011 Incorporated municipalities Unincorporated communities
Saumarez 326.78 6,920 Tracadie-Sheila (town) Alderwood / Benoit / Charnisay / Commeau / Ferguson Point / Gauvreau / Haut-Sheila /
Leech / Little Gaspereau / Losier Settlement / Petit-Tracadie / Pointe-à-Bouleau /
Pont-Lafrance / Rivière-à-la-truite / Saint-Irénée / Saint-Isidore Station / Saint-Pons /
Saumarez / St. Pierre / Tracadie Beach / Val-Comeau
Beresford 456.75 6,354 Beresford (town)
Petit-Rocher (village)
Belledune (village)
Nigadoo (village)
Pointe-Verte (village)
Alcida / Dauversière / Dempsey Settlement / Devereaux / Dunlop / Free Grant / LaPlante /
Lincour / Madran / Massabielle / Nicholas Denys / Robertville / Saint-Laurent / Sainte-Louise /
Sainte-Rosette / Sormany / St. George / Tremblay / Val-Michaud
Shippagan 207.25 5,004 Shippagan (town)
Lamèque (town)
Le Goulet (village)
Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël (village)
Cap-Bateau / Chiasson-Savoy / Coteau Road / Haut-Lamèque / Haut-Shippagan / Herring Point /
Miscou Centre / Miscou Harbour / Miscou Lighthouse / Miscou Plains / Petite-Lamèque /
Petite-Rivière-de-l'lle / Petit-Shippagan / Pigeon Hill / Pointe-Alexandre / Pointe-Brûlé /
Pointe-Canot / Sainte-Cécile / Shippagan Portage / Wilson Point
Bathurst 1504.80 4,979 Bathurst (city)
Pabineau 11 (reservation)
Bartibog Station / Bathurst Mines / Big Antler / Big Moose / Big River / Blue Mountain Settlement /
Bruce / Brunswick Mines / Chamberlain Settlement / Goodwin Mill / Gloucester Junction /
Hachey Siding / Lawson Brook Siding / Miller Brook / Nepisiguit Junction / North Tetagouche /
Ottawa Road / Pitre Road / Red Pine / Rio Grande / Russell / Salmon Beach /
South Tetagouche / Tetagouche Hill / Upper Rosehill
Inkerman 191.05 4,247 Boudreau Road / Cowans Creek / Evangeline / Four Roads / Gaspereau / Haché Road /
Haut Pokemouche / Inkerman / Inkerman Ferry / Landry / Maltampec / Pokemouche /
Pokemouche Junction / Sainte-Rose-Gloucester / Six Roads
Paquetville 220.30 2,504 Paquetville (village) Burnsville / Notre-Dame-des-Érables / Petit-Paquetville / Rang-Saint-Georges /
Saint-Amateur / Trudel / Val-Doucet
Allardville 655.21 2,081 Allardville / Allardville East / Veniot / Bear Landing / Beaubois / Butte-d'Or / Daulnay /
Goodwin Mill / Jeanne-Mance / Saint-Sauveur
Saint-Isidore 189.49 1,620 Saint-Isidore (village) Bois-Blanc / Bois-Gagnon / Boishébert / Duguayville / Hacheyville / Haut-Saint-Isidore /
Haut Tilley Road / Pokemouche Landing / Pont-Landry / Spruce Brook / Tilley Road
Caraquet 109.20 1,382 Caraquet (town)
Bas-Caraquet (village)
Bertrand (village)
Blanchard Settlement / Caraquet Island / Haut-Saint-Simon / Marsoliau / Pokesudie /
Saint-Simon / Saint-Simon Centre
New Bandon 369.58 1,195 Grande-Anse (village)
Maisonnette (village)
Saint-Léolin (village)
Anse-Bleue / Bertrand Station / Black Rock / Canobie / Clifton / Dugas / Janeville /
Johnson / Lobster Beach / New Bandon-Salmon Beach / Pokeshaw / Rocheville / Springfield /
Stonehaven / Village-des-Poirier / Village-Saint-Paul / Waterloo Settlement

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Gloucester County, New Brunswick[5]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 87,613 —    
1996 87,601 −0.0%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 82,929 −5.3%
2006 78,948 −4.8%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 77,792 −1.5%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Gloucester County, New Brunswick[5]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
76,515
64,270 Decrease 1.4% 84.00% 11,105 Decrease 0.5% 14.51% 745 Increase 19.2% 0.97% 395 Decrease 41.5% 0.52%
2006
77,675
65,210 Decrease 4.7% 83.95% 11,165 Decrease 8.9% 14.37% 625 Decrease 26.0% 0.80% 675 Increase 206.8% 0.87%
2001
81,760
68,440 Decrease 5.0% 83.71% 12,255 Decrease 9.5% 14.99% 845 Increase 8.3% 1.03% 220 Decrease 6.4% 0.27%
1996
86,620
72,060 n/a 83.19% 13,545 n/a 15.64% 780 n/a 0.90% 235 n/a 0.27%

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]

Notable People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Gloucester County, New Brunswick
  2. ^ a b c d New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Gloucester County
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  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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Coordinates: 47°43′3.6″N 64°49′21.2″W / 47.717667°N 64.822556°W / 47.717667; -64.822556