Mapleton, Ontario

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For the community named Mapleton in the 1850s, see Listowel, Ontario.
Mapleton
Township
Drayton
Drayton
Location of Mapleton within Wellington County
Location of Mapleton within Wellington County
Coordinates: 43°45′N 80°40′W / 43.750°N 80.667°W / 43.750; -80.667Coordinates: 43°45′N 80°40′W / 43.750°N 80.667°W / 43.750; -80.667
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Wellington
Established 1999
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor John Green
 • Governing Body Mapleton Township Council
 • Federal riding Perth—Wellington
 • Prov. riding Perth—Wellington
Area[1]
 • Land 534.81 km2 (206.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,989
 • Density 18.7/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code FSA N0B
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.mapleton.ca

Mapleton is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within Wellington County.

Communities[edit]

The largest and central community in Mapleton is the village of Drayton, which contains the township offices and has the largest retail presence.

The township also contains the smaller communities of Alma, Bosworth, Creek Bank, Dobbenville, Glen Allan, Goldstone, Hollen, Moorefield, Parker, Quarindale, Riverbank, Rothsay, Spruce Green and Wyandot.

History[edit]

The township was formed by the amalgamation of the townships of Maryborough and Peel, and the village of Drayton on January 1, 1999.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[2]

  • Population in 2011: 9989 (2006–2011 population change: 1.4%)
  • Population in 2006: 9851
  • Population in 2001: 9303
  • Population total in 1996: 8827
    • Drayton (village): 1427
    • Maryborough (township): 2882
    • Peel (township): 4499
  • Population in 1991:
    • Drayton (village): 1201
    • Maryborough (township): 2729
    • Peel (township): 4316

Education[edit]

Mapleton is served by four public schools, administered by the Upper Grand District School Board. These are:

  • Alma Public School
  • Centre Peel Public School
  • Drayton Heights Public School
  • Maryborough Public School (Moorefield)

Secondary education is served by Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston, in the adjacent township of Minto.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mapleton, Ontario (Code 3523033) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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