Pointe-Verte, New Brunswick

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Pointe-Verte
Village
Pointe-Verte is located in New Brunswick
Pointe-Verte

Pointe-Verte
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 47°51′N 65°46′W / 47.850°N 65.767°W / 47.850; -65.767
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
County Gloucester
Parish Beresford
Village 1966
Government
 • Mayor Daniel R. Guitard
Area[1]
 • Total 13.79 km2 (5.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 976
 • Density 70.8/km2 (183/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.5%
 • Dwellings 464
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Postal code(s) E8J
Area code(s) 506
Highways Route 134
Website www.pointe-verte.ca

Pointe-Verte (2011 pop: 976) is a Canadian village in Gloucester County, New Brunswick.

Located on Chaleur Bay 30 km north of Bathurst, the village's main industry is lobster and scallop fishing, as well as forestry.

History[edit]

Originally called Percy's Cove, the name was changed to Pointe-Verte (or Green Point) in 1974 after musician Percy Sledge moved his summer home away. The citizens felt without Sledge residing in the area the name held no validity and council decided on the change. It was official in 1975.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Pointe-Verte, New Brunswick[4]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 1,193 —    
1996 1,122 −6.0%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 1,041 −7.2%
2006 971 −6.7%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 976 +0.5%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Pointe-Verte, New Brunswick[4]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
955
865 Decrease 2.8% 90.57% 80 Increase 45.5% 8.38% 10 Steady 0.0% 1.05% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2006
955
890 Decrease 6.8% 93.19% 55 Decrease 26.7% 5.76% 10 Steady 0.0% 1.05% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2001
1,040
955 Decrease 11.2% 91.83% 75 Increase 66.7% 7.21% 10 Increase n/a% 0.96% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
1996
1,120
1,075 n/a 95.98% 45 n/a 4.02% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00%

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Pointe-Verte, New Brunswick
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  3. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  4. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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Coordinates: 47°51′N 65°46′W / 47.850°N 65.767°W / 47.850; -65.767 (Pointe-Verte)