Franklin, Quebec

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Franklin
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Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM.
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM.
Franklin is located in Southern Quebec
Franklin
Franklin
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°02′N 73°55′W / 45.033°N 73.917°W / 45.033; -73.917Coordinates: 45°02′N 73°55′W / 45.033°N 73.917°W / 45.033; -73.917[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMLe Haut-Saint-Laurent
ConstitutedMarch 31, 1973
Government
 • MayorDoug Brooks
 • Federal ridingBeauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. ridingHuntingdon
Area
 • Total113.20 km2 (43.71 sq mi)
 • Land113.14 km2 (43.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[4]
 • Total1,688
 • Density14.9/km2 (39/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 2.2%
 • Dwellings
767
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 201
Route 202
Route 209

Franklin is a Canadian municipality located in the Montérégie region of Quebec along the Canada–US border. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,688.

Geography[edit]

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

Geological features include an east-west forested ridge Covey Hill, a foothill to the northern Adirondack Mountains of New York State, from which the skyscrapers of Montreal are visible to the northeast. Streams run from its northern flank to the Chateauguay Valley where tributaries feed the Chateauguay River that drains into the St. Lawrence River.

Communities[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Franklin, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 1,688 (+2.2% from 2006) 1,651 (+3.0% from 2001)
Land area: 113.14 km2 (43.68 sq mi) 113.07 km2 (43.66 sq mi)
Population density: 14.9/km2 (39/sq mi) 14.6/km2 (38/sq mi)
Median age: 45.0 (M: 44.8, F: 45.3) 42.6 (M: 42.8, F: 42.1)
Total private dwellings: 767 726
Median household income: $45,351 $41,059
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]
Historical Census Data - Franklin, Quebec[7]
YearPop.±%
1991 1,736—    
1996 1,640−5.5%
YearPop.±%
2001 1,603−2.3%
2006 1,651+3.0%
YearPop.±%
2011 1,688+2.2%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Franklin, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,685
1,210 Decrease 0.8% 71.81% 390 Increase 13.0% 23.14% 35 Increase 250.0% 2.08% 50 Decrease 33.3% 2.97%
2006
1,650
1,220 Increase 5.2% 73.94% 345 Decrease 2.8% 20.91% 10 Decrease 60.0% 0.61% 75 Increase 200.0% 4.54%
2001
1,565
1,160 Decrease 1.7% 74.12% 355 Decrease 9.0% 22.68% 25 Increase 25.0% 1.60% 25 Decrease 37.5% 1.60%
1996
1,630
1,180 n/a 72.39% 390 n/a 23.93% 20 n/a 1.23% 40 n/a 2.45%

Economy[edit]

Apple orchards and maple sugar groves are the principal agriculture near the village of Franklin Centre, Quebec and on the hill while around the village of St. Antoine Abbe in the flat valley there are fertile croplands and dairy farms.

Leahy Orchards is a major employer and exporter of applesauce and Applesnax label products.

Attractions[edit]

"Chemin de Covey Hill" (Covey Hill road) is considered to be one of the premier cycling roads in southern Quebec. This is due to the impressive climb between Havelock and Franklin Centre, the breath-taking views of the St. Lawrence and Richelieu river valleys, as well as a surprisingly good quality road surface. This is the first road north of the US-Canada border.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reference number 23777 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Franklin
  3. ^ Riding history for Beauharnois—Salaberry, Quebec from the Library of Parliament
  4. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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