Perth East, Ontario

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This article is about the township in Perth County, Ontario. For the similarly named town in Lanark County, see Perth, Ontario.
Perth East
Township
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Perth East is located in Ontario
Perth East
Perth East
Coordinates: 43°28′N 80°57′W / 43.467°N 80.950°W / 43.467; -80.950Coordinates: 43°28′N 80°57′W / 43.467°N 80.950°W / 43.467; -80.950
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Perth
Formed January 1, 1998
Government
 • Mayor Ian Forrest
 • Federal riding Perth—Wellington
 • Prov. riding Perth—Wellington
Area[1]
 • Land 713.39 km2 (275.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 12,028
 • Density 16.9/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code N0K
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.pertheast.ca

The Township of Perth East is a municipality located in Perth County, Ontario, Canada and situated north of Stratford. It was created in 1998 when the Ontario government amalgamated the village of Milverton with the surrounding former townships of Ellice, Mornington, North Easthope and South Easthope.

Milverton is the major community of the township, where the municipal administration is based. The mayor is Ian Forrest, who was elected in November, 2006. The population in 2011 was 12,028 in an area of 713.39 km².

Milverton was mentioned in the Season 4 episode Old King Clancy of How I Met Your Mother.[2]

Communities[edit]

The township comprises the communities of Amulree, Brocksden, Brunner, Burns, Carthage, Dorking, Fernbank, Gads Hill, Hesson, Kinkora, Kuhryville, Mennonite Corner, Millbank, Milverton, Moserville, Newton, Nithburg, Peffers, Poole, Ratzburg, Rostock, Sebastopol, Shakespeare, Topping, Tralee and Wartburg. It also includes a portion of the hamlet of Punkeydoodles Corners, which straddles the municipal boundaries of Perth East, East Zorra – Tavistock and Wilmot.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[3]

  • Population in 2011: 12,028
  • Population in 2006: 12,041 (or 11,986 when adjusted for 2011 boundaries)
  • Population in 2001: 12,218 (or 12,119 when adjusted for 2006 boundaries)
  • Population in 1996: 12,089

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 3897 (total dwellings: 4022)

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