Sainte-Catherine, Quebec

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Sainte-Catherine
City
Saint Lawrence Seaway at Sainte-Catherine
Saint Lawrence Seaway at Sainte-Catherine
Location within Roussillon RCM
Location within Roussillon RCM
Sainte-Catherine is located in Southern Quebec
Sainte-Catherine
Sainte-Catherine
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°24′N 73°35′W / 45.400°N 73.583°W / 45.400; -73.583Coordinates: 45°24′N 73°35′W / 45.400°N 73.583°W / 45.400; -73.583[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Roussillon
Constituted October 30, 1937
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Jocelyne Bates
 • Federal riding Châteauguay—Saint-Constant
 • Prov. riding Sanguinet
Area[2][4]
 • Total 16.00 km2 (6.18 sq mi)
 • Land 9.50 km2 (3.67 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 16,762
 • Density 1,764.1/km2 (4,569/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.4%
 • Dwellings 6,652
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J5C
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-30

Route 132
Website www.ville.
sainte-catherine.qc.ca

Sainte-Catherine is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the St. Lawrence River in the Regional County Municipality of Roussillon. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 16,762.

History[edit]

The land had been occupied for more than three centuries, since the establishment of the Iroquois mission in 1676, it is only in 1937 that the founding of la paroisse de Sainte-Catherine de Laprairie really marks a territorial organization. In 1973, a demographic boom finally granted the status of town to the village. In 2006, according to the city's official site, there were 17,000 inhabitants in Sainte-Catherine.

The inauguration of the H.-Mercier bridge, in 1934, and then of the Champlain bridge, in 1962, greatly boosted the local economy.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Sainte-Catherine, Quebec[7]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 9,805 —    
1996 13,724 +40.0%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 15,953 +16.2%
2006 16,211 +1.6%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 16,762 +3.4%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Sainte-Catherine, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
16,670
15,040 Increase 0.8% 90.22% 675 Increase 39.2% 4.05% 140 Increase 40.0% 0.84% 815 Increase 61.4% 4.89%
2006
16,005
14,915 Increase 1.4% 93.19% 485 Decrease 28.7% 3.03% 100 Decrease 4.8% 0.62% 505 Increase 11.0% 3.16%
2001
15,945
14,705 Increase 14.0% 92.22% 680 Increase 41.7% 4.26% 105 Steady 0.0% 0.66% 455 Increase 97.8% 2.85%
1996
13,710
12,895 n/a 94.06% 480 n/a 3.50% 105 n/a 0.76% 230 n/a 1.68%

Famous natives[edit]

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