Godmanchester, Quebec

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Godmanchester
Township municipality
Neo-Tudor style Customs Building of Godmanchester, built in 1933
Neo-Tudor style Customs Building of Godmanchester, built in 1933
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM
Godmanchester is located in Southern Quebec
Godmanchester
Godmanchester
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°05′N 74°15′W / 45.08°N 74.25°W / 45.08; -74.25Coordinates: 45°05′N 74°15′W / 45.08°N 74.25°W / 45.08; -74.25[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
Constituted July 1, 1855
Named for Godmanchester[1]
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Pierre Poirier
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Huntingdon
Area[2][4]
 • Total 139.20 km2 (53.75 sq mi)
 • Land 138.78 km2 (53.58 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 1,417
 • Density 10.2/km2 (26/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.7%
 • Dwellings 604
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0S 1H0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 138
Route 202

Godmanchester is a township municipality located in Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,417. The southeast part of the township is mostly delineated by the Chateauguay River, while the south end borders with Franklin County, New York.

It was named after Godmanchester, England in 1811.[1]

Geography[edit]

The municipality is situated along the Canada–United States border.

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]

Several other smaller streams and waterways also exist throughout the municipality.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Godmanchester, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 1,417 (-2.7% from 2006) 1,457 (-4.6% from 2001)
Land area: 138.78 km2 (53.58 sq mi) 138.76 km2 (53.58 sq mi)
Population density: 10.2/km2 (26/sq mi) 10.5/km2 (27/sq mi)
Median age: 45.6 (M: 45.8, F: 45.0) 42.2 (M: 42.8, F: 41.3)
Total private dwellings: 604 602
Median household income: $47,249 $37,530
References: 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - Godmanchester, Quebec[8]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 1,557 —    
1996 1,550 −0.4%
2001 1,528 −1.4%
2006 1,457 −4.6%
2011 1,417 −2.7%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Godmanchester, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,415
795 Decrease 15.4% 56.18% 545 Increase 13.5% 38.52% 25 Increase 150.0% 1.77% 50 Increase 42.9% 3.53%
2006
1,465
940 Increase 34.3% 64.16% 480 Decrease 49.0% 32.76% 10 Decrease 80.0% 0.68% 35 Decrease 46.2% 2.40%
2001
1,570
700 Decrease 10.0% 44.59% 715 Increase 0.7% 45.54% 90 Increase 157.1% 5.73% 65 Increase 116.7% 4.14%
1996
1,545
770 n/a 49.84% 710 n/a 45.95% 35 n/a 2.27% 30 n/a 1.94%

Transportation[edit]

The CIT du Haut-Saint-Laurent provides commuter and local bus services.

See also[edit]

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