Gloucester County, New Brunswick

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Gloucester
County
Location within New Brunswick.
Location within New Brunswick.
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
Established 1826
Area[1]
 • Land 4,675.21 km2 (1,805.11 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 77,792
 • Density 16.6/km2 (43/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 1.5%
 • Dwellings 36,482
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 506

Gloucester County (2011 population 77,792) is located in the northeastern corner of New Brunswick, Canada.[2] Fishing, mining and forestry are the major industries in the county. The eastern section of the county is known for its Acadian culture.

Census subdivisions[edit]

Communities[edit]

There are nineteen municipalities within the county (listed by 2011 population):[1][2]

Official Name Designation Area km2 Pop 2011 Parish
Bathurst City 91.86 12,275 Bathurst
Tracadie–Sheila Town 24.65 4,933 Saumarez
Beresford Town 19.20 4,351 Beresford
Caraquet Town 68.26 4,169 Caraquet
Shippagan Town 9.94 2,631 Shippagan
Petit-Rocher Village 4.49 1,908 Beresford
Belledune Village 189.03 1,548 Beresford
Lamèque Town 12.45 1,432 Shippagan
Bas-Caraquet Village 31.00 1,380 Caraquet
Bertrand Village 46.45 1,137 Caraquet
Pointe-Verte Village 13.79 976 Beresford
Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël Village 15.61 955 Shippagan
Nigadoo Village 7.69 952 Beresford
Le Goulet Village 5.46 817 Shippagan
Saint-Isidore Village 22.58 748 Saint-Isidore
Grande-Anse Village 24.42 738 New Bandon
Paquetville Village 9.40 706 Paquetville
Saint-Léolin Village 19.78 684 New Bandon
Maisonnette Village 12.88 573 New Bandon

First Nations[edit]

There is one First Nations reservation in Gloucester County (listed by 2011 population):[1][2]

Official Name Designation Area km2 Pop 2011 Parish
Pabineau 11 Reservation 4.89 141 Bathurst

Parishes[edit]

The county is subdivided into ten parishes (listed by 2011 population):[1][2]

Official Name Area km2 Pop 2011 Municipalities Unincorporated communities
Saumarez 326.78 6,920 Tracadie-Sheila (town) Benoit / Charnisay / Commeau / Ferguson Point / Gauvreau / Haut-Sheila /
Leech / Little Gaspereau / Losier Settlement / Petit-Tracadie / Pointe-à-Bouleau /
Pont-Lafrance / Rivière-à-la-truite / Saint Irénée and Alderwood / Saint-Isidore Station / Saint-Pons /
Saumarez / St. Pierre / Tracadie Beach / Val-Comeau
Beresford 456.75 4,351 Beresford (town)
Petit-Rocher (village)
Belledune (village)
Nigadoo (village)
Pointe-Verte (village)
Alcida and Dauversière / Dempsey Settlement / Devereaux / Dunlop / Free Grant / LaPlante /
Lincour / Madran / Massabielle / Nicholas-Denys / Robertville / Saint-Laurent / Sainte-Louise /
Sainte-Rosette / Sormany / St. George / Tremblay / Val-Michaud
Shippagan 207.25 5,004 Shippagan (town)
Lamèque (town)
Le Goulet (village)
Ste-Marie-St-Raphaël (village)
Cap-Bateau / Chiasson-Savoy / Coteau Road / Haut-Lamèque / Haut-Shippagan / Herring Point /
Miscou Centre / Miscou Harbour / Miscou Lighthouse / Miscou Plains / Petite-Lamèque /
Petite-Rivière-de-l'lle / Petit-Shippagan / Pigeon Hill / Pointe-Alexandre / Pointe-Brûlé /
Pointe-Canot / Sainte-Cécile / Shippagan Portage / Wilson Point
Bathurst 1504.80 12,280 Bathurst (city)
Pabineau 11 (reservation)
Bartibog Station / Bathurst Mines / Big Antler / Big Moose / Big River / Blue Mountain Settlement /
Bruce / Brunswick Mines / Chamberlain Settlement / Goodwin Mill / Gloucester Junction /
Hachey Siding / Lawson Brook Siding / Miller Brook / Nepisiguit Junction / North Tetagouche /
Ottawa Road / Pitre Road / Red Pine / Rio Grande / Russell / Salmon Beach /
South Tetagouche / Tetagouche Hill / Upper Rosehill
Inkerman 191.05 4,247 Boudreau Road / Cowans Creek / Evangeline / Four Roads / Gaspereau / Haché Road /
Haut Pokemouche / Inkerman / Inkerman Ferry / Landry / Maltampec / Pokemouche /
Pokemouche Junction / Sainte-Rose-Gloucester / Six Roads
Paquetville 220.30 2,504 Paquetville (village) Burnsville / Notre-Dame-des-Érables / Petit-Paquetville / Rang-Saint-Georges /
Saint-Amateur / Trudel / Val-Doucet
Allardville 655.21 2,081 Allardville / Allardville East / Veniot / Bear Landing / Beaubois / Butte-d'Or / Daulnay /
Goodwin Mill / Jeanne-Mance / Saint-Sauveur
Saint-Isidore 189.49 1,620 Saint-Isidore (village) Bois-Blanc / Bois-Gagnon / Boishébert / Duguayville / Hacheyville / Haut-Saint-Isidore /
Haut Tilley Road / Pokemouche Landing / Pont-Landry / Spruce Brook / Tilley Road
Caraquet 109.20 4,169 Caraquet (town)
Bas-Caraquet (village)
Bertrand (village)
Blanchard Settlement / Caraquet Island / Haut-Saint-Simon / Marsoliau / Pokesudie /
Saint-Simon / Saint-Simon Centre
New Bandon 369.58 1,195 Grande-Anse (village)
Maisonnette (village)
Saint-Léolin (village)
Anse-Bleue / Bertrand Station / Black Rock / Canobie / Clifton / Dugas / Janeville /
Johnson / Lobster Beach / New Bandon-Salmon Beach / Pokeshaw / Rocheville / Springfield /
Stonehaven / Village-des-Poirier / Village-Saint-Paul / Waterloo Settlement

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Gloucester County, New Brunswick community profile
2011 2006 2001
Population: 77,792 (-1.5% from 2006) 78,948 (-4.8% from 2001) 82,929 (-5.3% from 1996)
Land area: 4,675.21 km2 (1,805.11 sq mi) 4,673.36 km2 (1,804.39 sq mi) 4,673.34 km2 (1,804.39 sq mi)
Population density: 16.6/km2 (43/sq mi) 16.9/km2 (44/sq mi) 17.7/km2 (46/sq mi)
Median age: 47.9 (M: 47.4, F: 48.4) 44.2 (M: 43.8, F: 44.7) 40.0 (M: 39.6, F: 40.5)
Total private dwellings: 36,482 36,192 34,948
Median household income: $46,728 $40,028 $35,344
References: 2011[1] 2006[3] 2001[4]
Historical Census Data - Gloucester County, New Brunswick[5]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 87,613 —    
1996 87,601 −0.0%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 82,929 −5.3%
2006 78,948 −4.8%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 77,792 −1.5%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Gloucester County, New Brunswick[5]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
76,515
64,270 Decrease 1.4% 84.00% 11,105 Decrease 0.5% 14.51% 745 Increase 19.2% 0.97% 395 Decrease 41.5% 0.52%
2006
77,675
65,210 Decrease 4.7% 83.95% 11,165 Decrease 8.9% 14.37% 625 Decrease 26.0% 0.80% 675 Increase 206.8% 0.87%
2001
81,760
68,440 Decrease 5.0% 83.71% 12,255 Decrease 9.5% 14.99% 845 Increase 8.3% 1.03% 220 Decrease 6.4% 0.27%
1996
86,620
72,060 n/a 83.19% 13,545 n/a 15.64% 780 n/a 0.90% 235 n/a 0.27%

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits:[6]

Protected areas and attractions[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Gloucester County, New Brunswick Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c d New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Gloucester County
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  5. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7

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Coordinates: 47°43′3.6″N 64°49′21.2″W / 47.717667°N 64.822556°W / 47.717667; -64.822556