Saint-Jacques, Quebec

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Saint-Jacques
Municipality
Location within Montcalm RCM.
Location within Montcalm RCM.
Saint-Jacques is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Jacques
Saint-Jacques
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°57′N 73°34′W / 45.950°N 73.567°W / 45.950; -73.567Coordinates: 45°57′N 73°34′W / 45.950°N 73.567°W / 45.950; -73.567[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM Montcalm
Constituted May 20, 1998
Government[2]
 • Mayor Pierre Beaulieu
 • Federal riding Montcalm
 • Prov. riding Joliette
Area[2][3]
 • Total 67.20 km2 (25.95 sq mi)
 • Land 67.34 km2 (26.00 sq mi)
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contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 4,021
 • Density 59.7/km2 (155/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11) Increase 8.5%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0K 2R0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways[4] Route 158
Route 341
Website www.st-jacques.org

Saint-Jacques is a municipality in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Montcalm Regional County Municipality.

Saint-Jacques was founded in 1774 by Acadian settlers from Boston after the Great Upheaval of 1755.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 4021 (2006 to 2011 population change: 8.5%)
  • Population in 2006: 3706
  • Population in 2001: 3692
  • Population total in 1996: 3815
    • Saint-Jacques Village: 2261
    • Saint-Jacques Parish: 1554
  • Population in 1991:
    • Saint-Jacques Village: 2251
    • Saint-Jacques Parish: 1542

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1636 (total dwellings: 1698)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.5%
  • French as first language: 98.8%
  • English and French as first language: 0.4%
  • Other as first language: 0.3%

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