Rural Municipality of Piney

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Rural Municipality of Piney, Manitoba
Area
 • Land 2,433.77 km2 (939.68 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 1,755
 • Urban density 0.7/km2 (2/sq mi)
Area code(s) 204

The Rural Municipality of Piney is a rural municipality in southeastern Manitoba, Canada, along the border with Minnesota in the United States. The population was 1,755 at the 2006 census.

Geography[edit]

According to Statistics Canada, the municipality has a land area of 2,433.77 km². It is bordered by the rural municipalities of Stuartburn, La Broquerie, and Reynolds, as well as the Buffalo Point 36 Indian reserve and an unorganized part of the province (Division No. 1, Unorganized, Manitoba). It also borders Roseau County, Minnesota in the United States.

A minority but large part of Sandilands Provincial Forest is located here, as is a small part of Northwest Angle Provincial Forest. Also, Cat Hills Provincial Forest (49°04′28″N 95°42′58″W / 49.07444°N 95.71611°W / 49.07444; -95.71611) and Wampum Provincial Forest (49°01′50″N 95°50′01″W / 49.03056°N 95.83361°W / 49.03056; -95.83361) are both entirely located here, but these two forests are relatively tiny in size.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Piney
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7
(45)
11.5
(52.7)
18
(64)
31
(88)
33
(91)
35
(95)
38
(100)
36.5
(97.7)
35
(95)
29
(84)
19
(66)
9.5
(49.1)
38
(100)
Average high °C (°F) −10.7
(12.7)
−6.7
(19.9)
0.9
(33.6)
10.9
(51.6)
18.9
(66)
22.8
(73)
25.3
(77.5)
24.3
(75.7)
18.5
(65.3)
10.7
(51.3)
−0.3
(31.5)
−8.6
(16.5)
8.9
(48)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.4
(2.5)
−12
(10)
−4.6
(23.7)
4.3
(39.7)
11.7
(53.1)
16.3
(61.3)
18.8
(65.8)
18
(64)
12.1
(53.8)
5.1
(41.2)
−4.4
(24.1)
−13.5
(7.7)
3
(37)
Average low °C (°F) −22.1
(−7.8)
−17.6
(0.3)
−10
(14)
−2.3
(27.9)
4.3
(39.7)
9.9
(49.8)
12.3
(54.1)
11
(52)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.4
(31.3)
−8.6
(16.5)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−3
(27)
Record low °C (°F) −46
(−51)
−48.5
(−55.3)
−38.5
(−37.3)
−22
(−8)
−9
(16)
−3
(27)
1.5
(34.7)
−3
(27)
−9
(16)
−20
(−4)
−40.5
(−40.9)
−43.5
(−46.3)
−48.5
(−55.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 25.2
(0.992)
20.6
(0.811)
23.1
(0.909)
29.1
(1.146)
64.8
(2.551)
105.2
(4.142)
89
(3.5)
76.9
(3.028)
62.3
(2.453)
51.6
(2.031)
31.1
(1.224)
24.9
(0.98)
603.8
(23.772)
Rainfall mm (inches) 0.2
(0.008)
3.5
(0.138)
9
(0.35)
21.1
(0.831)
64.5
(2.539)
105.2
(4.142)
89
(3.5)
76.9
(3.028)
62.3
(2.453)
46
(1.81)
12.4
(0.488)
1
(0.04)
491.1
(19.335)
Snowfall cm (inches) 25
(9.8)
17.1
(6.73)
14.1
(5.55)
8
(3.1)
0.3
(0.12)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
5.6
(2.2)
18.7
(7.36)
24
(9.4)
112.7
(44.37)
Source: Environment Canada[1]

Communities[edit]

Adjacent rural municipalities and counties[edit]

History[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2001, there were 1685 people, 695 households, and 485 families residing in the municipality. The population density was 0.7/km². There were 690 housing units at an average density of 0.28/km². 2.4% of the people in the municipality are members of a visible minority.

There were 695 households out of which 24.5% had a couple (married or common law) with children, 38.1% had a couple without children, 26.6% had one person, and 10.1% had another household type. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the municipality the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 15, 11.0% from 15 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.2 years. For every 100 females there were 113.9 males. For every 100 females age 15 and over, there were 103.6 males.

The median income for a household in the municipality was $32,237, and the median income for a family was $39,525. Males had a median income of $23,726 versus $19,268 for females. The per capita income for the municipality was $10,043.

Local media[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

Dawson Trail Dispatch

Radio[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Piney, Manitoba". Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000 (in English & French). Environment Canada. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°12′25″N 95°50′00″W / 49.20694°N 95.83333°W / 49.20694; -95.83333