Brockton, Ontario

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Brockton
Town
Brockton is located in Southern Ontario
Brockton
Brockton
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 44°10′N 81°13′W / 44.167°N 81.217°W / 44.167; -81.217Coordinates: 44°10′N 81°13′W / 44.167°N 81.217°W / 44.167; -81.217
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Bruce
Settled 1848
Formed January 1, 1999
Government
 • Mayor David Inglis
 • Federal riding Huron—Bruce
 • Prov. riding Huron—Bruce
Area[1]
 • Land 565.41 km2 (218.31 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,432
 • Density 16.7/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code FSA N0G
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.brockton.ca
Residence of James Tolton, Brant Township, 1881

Brockton is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in Bruce County. As of 2011, the population was 9,432.

The current municipality was formed on January 1, 1999, by amalgamating the former township of Brant, former township of Greenock and the town of Walkerton. Brockton's name was formed as a portmanteau of the three merged municipalities (Brant Greenock Walkerton).

Communities[edit]

Communities in the Municipality of Brockton include the former town of Walkerton and the villages within the boundaries of the two former Brant and Greenock Townships: Bradley, Cargill, Chepstow, Dunkeld, Eden Grove, Glammis, Greenock, Little Egypt, Malcolm, Maple Hill, Narva, Marle Lake, Lake Rosalind, Pearl Lake, Pinkerton, Portal, Riversdale and Solway.

Mayors[edit]

  • David Thomson (1999-2003)
  • Charlie Bagnato (2003-2010)
  • David Inglis (2010–present)

Demographics[edit]

Mother tongue:[2]

  • English as first language: 95.2%
  • French as first language: 0.2%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 4.5%

Population trend:[3]

  • Population in 2006: 9641
  • Population in 2001: 9658
  • Population total in 1996: 10,163
    • Brant (township): 3455
    • Greenock (township): 1672
    • Walkerton (town): 5036
  • Population in 1991:
    • Brant (township): 3420
    • Greenock (township): 1741
    • Walkerton (town): 4939

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Brockton census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ a b "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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