Hinchinbrooke, Quebec

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Hinchinbrooke
Municipality
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM.
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM.
Hinchinbrooke is located in Southern Quebec
Hinchinbrooke
Hinchinbrooke
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°03′N 74°06′W / 45.050°N 74.100°W / 45.050; -74.100Coordinates: 45°03′N 74°06′W / 45.050°N 74.100°W / 45.050; -74.100[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Normand Crete
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Huntingdon
Area[2][4]
 • Total 150.20 km2 (57.99 sq mi)
 • Land 149.32 km2 (57.65 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 2,242
 • Density 15.0/km2 (39/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 5.4%
 • Dwellings 1,148
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0S 1A0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 202

Hinchinbrooke is a rural community in southern Quebec, in the Châteauguay Valley, in the MRC de Le Haut-Saint-Laurent. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 2,242.

History[edit]

Since the 1980 dissolution of Huntingdon County, Hinchinbrooke is within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is situated along the border with the United States.

Communities[edit]

The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Lakes & Rivers[edit]

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Hinchinbrooke, Quebec[7]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 2,392 —    
1996 2,407 +0.6%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 2,380 −1.1%
2006 2,369 −0.5%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 2,242 −5.4%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Hinchinbrooke, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
2,230
940 Decrease 10.9% 42.15% 1,145 Increase 7.5% 51.35% 35 Increase 75.0% 1.57% 110 Decrease 50.0% 4.93%
2006
2,360
1,055 Decrease 7.0% 44.70% 1,065 Steady 0.0% 45.13% 20 Decrease 55.6% 0.85% 220 Increase 76.0% 9.32%
2001
2,370
1,135 Increase 29.0% 47.89% 1,065 Decrease 21.4% 44.94% 45 Increase 28.6% 1.90% 125 Increase 4.2% 5.27%
1996
2,390
880 n/a 36.82% 1,355 n/a 56.69% 35 n/a 1.46% 120 n/a 5.02%

Economy[edit]

The primary industries in Hinchinbrooke are agriculture, with dairy cattle and apple farming being the most prevalent sub-sectors.

Notable residents[edit]

Sir William Hales Hingston, physician and mayor of Montreal from 1875 to 1877, was born in Hinchinbrooke.

See also[edit]

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