Elgin, Quebec

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Elgin
Municipality
Powerscourt Covered Bridge over the Chateauguay River
Official logo of Elgin
Logo
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM
Elgin is located in Southern Quebec
Elgin
Elgin
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°01′20″N 74°13′45″W / 45.0222°N 74.2292°W / 45.0222; -74.2292Coordinates: 45°01′20″N 74°13′45″W / 45.0222°N 74.2292°W / 45.0222; -74.2292[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Deborah Stewart
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Huntingdon
Area[2][4]
 • Total 69.80 km2 (26.95 sq mi)
 • Land 69.62 km2 (26.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 401
 • Density 5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 12.4%
 • Dwellings 196
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0S 2E0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways[1] Route 138

Elgin is a rural municipality in Quebec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 401. It is located southwest of Huntingdon and bounded by the Trout and Chateauguay rivers and the Canada–United States border.

History[edit]

The Municipality of the Township of Elgin was formed in 1855, with the present town hall being built in 1869. Its small fields and many stone houses attest to the first Scottish settlers who began arriving in the early 19th century.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is situated on the border with the United States.

Communities[edit]

The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Lakes & Rivers[edit]

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Elgin, Quebec community profile
2011 2006 2001
Population: 401 (-12.4% from 2006) 458 (+2.0% from 2001) 449 (+0.2% from 1996)
Land area: 69.62 km2 (26.88 sq mi) 69.53 km2 (26.85 sq mi) 69.52 km2 (26.84 sq mi)
Population density: 5.8/km2 (15/sq mi) 6.6/km2 (17/sq mi) 6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
Median age: 50.8 (M: 50.8, F: 51.0) 47.4 (M: 47.0, F: 47.8) 42.3 (M: 42.2, F: 42.3)
Total private dwellings: 196 200 209
Median household income: $.N/A $40,190 $52,382
Notes: 2011 income data for this area has been suppressed for data quality or confidentiality reasons. – References: 2011[5] 2006[6] 2001[7]
Historical Census Data - Elgin, Quebec[8]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 469 —    
1996 448 −4.5%
2001 449 +0.2%
2006 458 +2.0%
2011 401 −12.4%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Elgin, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
405
155 Decrease 8.8% 38.27% 210 Decrease 22.2% 51.85% 10 Increase n/a% 2.47% 30 Increase 200.0% 7.41%
2006
450
170 Increase 3.0% 37.8% 270 Increase 14.9% 60.00% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 10 Decrease 77.8% 2.22%
2001
455
165 Increase 43.5% 36.26% 235 Decrease 17.5% 51.65% 10 Increase n/a% 2.20% 45 Steady 0.0% 9.89%
1996
445
115 n/a 25.84% 285 n/a 64.05% 0 n/a 0.00% 45 n/a 10.11%

Arts and culture[edit]

A rural art and music centre offers a full summer program of professional entertainment and cultural events in a renovated old church, now named Kelso Hall. Run by community volunteers Kim Moss, Nora Quinn and Cathleen Johnston; Kelso Hall has been host to comedian Lorne Elliott, classical string quartets, silent movies with piano accompaniment, slide-music presentations, exhibits of art and more. (Since 2013, this project has been closed)

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