Hemmingford, Quebec (township)

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Hemmingford
Township municipality
Location within Les Jardins-de-Napierville RCM.
Location within Les Jardins-de-Napierville RCM.
Hemmingford is located in Southern Quebec
Hemmingford
Hemmingford
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°05′N 73°35′W / 45.083°N 73.583°W / 45.083; -73.583Coordinates: 45°05′N 73°35′W / 45.083°N 73.583°W / 45.083; -73.583[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Les Jardins-de-Napierville
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Paul Viau
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Huntingdon
Area[2][4]
 • Total 158.10 km2 (61.04 sq mi)
 • Land 157.36 km2 (60.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 1,747
 • Density 11.1/km2 (29/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 0.9%
 • Dwellings 823
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0L 1H0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 202
Route 205
Route 219
Geocode 68015
People Hemmingfordien
Website www.hemmingford.ca

Hemmingford is a township municipality in south-west Quebec, founded in 1799. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,747. The township completely surrounds the Village of Hemmingford. The two entities (village and township) are locally referred to collectively as Hemmingford. The two share many things, such as the cost of the volunteer fire department and both hold their councils and offices in the same building in the village.

History[edit]

After creation in 1855, the territory of the township was successively partitioned in 1857, 1863 and 1878 to form to the new municipalities of Franklin, Havelock and the Village of Hemmingford respectively.[5]

Geography[edit]

The township of Hemmingford is located due south of Montreal in the Jardins-de-Napierville in the Montérégie region, in the south-east corner of the former Huntingdon County. It sits between what was the Seigniory of Beauharnois and Seigniory of Lacolle. Prior to its survey in 1792 and 1793, the Township was called "Waste lands". Known for their apple farms, Hemmingford is home to Petch Apple Orchards, one of the largest in Quebec.

The township borders the townships of Havelock, St-Chrysostome, St-Clotilde, Sherrington, and St-Bernard-de-Lacolle. Its southern border is the Canada–United States border with Clinton County, in New York State.

Hamlets[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Hemmingford (township), Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 1,747 (-0.9% from 2006) 1,763 (+3.5% from 2001)
Land area: 157.36 km2 (60.76 sq mi) 157.36 km2 (60.76 sq mi)
Population density: 11.1/km2 (29/sq mi) 11.2/km2 (29/sq mi)
Median age: 49.3 (M: 49.0, F: 49.6) 46.3 (M: 46.5, F: 46.2)
Total private dwellings: 823 799
Median household income: $53,743 $44,958
References: 2011[4] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - Hemmingford (township), Quebec[8]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 1,693 —    
1996 1,748 +3.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 1,703 −2.6%
2006 1,763 +3.5%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 1,747 −0.9%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Hemmingford (township), Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,725
925 Increase 7.6% 53.62% 625 Decrease 15.0% 36.23% 35 Increase 40.0% 2.03% 140 Decrease 3.4% 8.12%
2006
1,765
860 Increase 11.0% 48.73% 735 Increase 6.5% 41.64% 25 Decrease 61.5% 1.42% 145 Decrease 12.1% 8.21%
2001
1,695
775 Decrease 20.9% 45.72% 690 Increase 5.3% 40.71% 65 Increase 550.0% 3.83% 165 Increase 65.0% 9.73%
1996
1,745
980 n/a 56.16% 655 n/a 37.54% 10 n/a 0.57% 100 n/a 5.73%

Attractions[edit]

Some of the local attractions include Parc Safari and Hemmingford Golf and Country Club. The town supports many commercial apple growers, including La Face cachée de la pomme, the largest producer of Ice cider in Canada. Other cideries and wineries include; Du Minot, Domaine du Salamandre, le Chat Botté, and PomiVerde.

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