St. George, New Brunswick

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St. George
Town
Magaguadavic River gorge in St. George
Magaguadavic River gorge in St. George
Official seal of St. George
Seal
Nickname(s): The Granite Town
St. George is located in New Brunswick
St. George
St. George
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 45°08′N 66°49′W / 45.133°N 66.817°W / 45.133; -66.817Coordinates: 45°08′N 66°49′W / 45.133°N 66.817°W / 45.133; -66.817
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Charlotte County
Settled 1783
Incorporated October 17, 1904
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor (Acting) Sharon Tucker
 • Deputy Mayor (Acting) Derek Hatt
Area[1]
 • Total 16.13 km2 (6.23 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,543
 • Density 95.7/km2 (248/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 17.9%
 • Dwellings 673
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Postal code(s) E5C
Area code(s) 506
Highways
Route 1
Route 172

Route 760
Route 770
Website www.town.stgeorge.nb.ca

St. George is a Canadian town in Charlotte County, New Brunswick.

Geography[edit]

St. George is nicknamed the "Granite Town" and is located on the Magaguadavic River between Passamaquoddy Bay and Lake Utopia. It is 70 km west of Saint John. The Magaguadavic River flows through the town and into a large gorge and the St. George Dam at St. George, with caves in the cliffs on either side.

History[edit]

The town was founded by Peter Clinch, a United Empire Loyalist who emigrated from the United States in 1784. Several granite quarries operated in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - St. George, New Brunswick[5]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1901 733 —    
1911 988 +34.8%
1921 1,110 +12.3%
1931 1,087 −2.1%
1941 1,169 +7.5%
Year Pop.   ±%  
1951 1,263 +8.0%
1961 1,133 −10.3%
1981 1,195 +5.5%
1986 1,305 +9.2%
1991 1,345 +3.1%
Year Pop.   ±%  
1996 1,414 +5.1%
2001 1,509 +6.7%
2006 1,309 −13.3%
2006A 1,512 +15.5%
2011 1,543 +2.1%
(A) population and dwelling count amendments

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - St. George, New Brunswick[5]
2006 language data inaccurate due to unresolved census errors
Census Total
English
French
English & French
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,525
1,395 Increase 13.9% 91.48% 40 Decrease 27.3% 2.62% 5 Increase n/a% 0.33% 85 Increase 183.3% 5.57%
2006
1,310
1,225 Decrease 13.7% 93.51% 55 Increase 31.2% 4.20% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 30 Increase 200.0% 2.29%
2001
1,510
1,420 Increase 6.0% 94.04% 80 Increase 23.1% 5.30% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 10 Increase n/a% 0.66%
1996
1,405
1,340 n/a 95.37% 65 n/a 4.63% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00%

Government[edit]

The municipal government consist of a Mayor and five Councillors. After the 2012 municipal election, Danny Henry replaced the incumbent Sharon Tucker. Tucker was mayor since 2007. However Henry resigned during the summer of 2013 and was temporarily replaced by Acting Mayor Derek Hatt.

The Town of St. George is within the Provincial electoral district of Charlotte-The Isles and the Federal riding of New Brunswick Southwest.

Transportation[edit]

The town is centered mainly between Route 1 to the North, Route 172 to the south-east along the most southern portion of Route 770.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: St. George, New Brunswick
  2. ^ 2006 Census Corrections and updates
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  5. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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