Hope, Quebec

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Hope
Township municipality
Location within Bonaventure RCM.
Location within Bonaventure RCM.
Hope is located in Eastern Quebec
Hope
Hope
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°03′N 65°12′W / 48.050°N 65.200°W / 48.050; -65.200Coordinates: 48°03′N 65°12′W / 48.050°N 65.200°W / 48.050; -65.200[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM Bonaventure
Constituted July 1, 1855
Named for Henry Hope[1]
Government[2]
 • Mayor Hazen Whittom
 • Federal riding Gaspésie—
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
 • Prov. riding Bonaventure
Area[2][3]
 • Total 70.50 km2 (27.22 sq mi)
 • Land 70.49 km2 (27.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 630
 • Density 8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 13.5%
 • Dwellings 299
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0C 2K0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132

Hope is a township municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec, located within the Bonaventure Regional County Municipality. Its population was 630 in the Canada 2011 Census.

The only population centre within the township is Saint-Jogues (48°10′30″N 65°15′03″W / 48.17500°N 65.25083°W / 48.17500; -65.25083).

History[edit]

The township was surveyed circa 1786, and named in honour of British Colonel Henry Hope (c. 1746 – 1789), lieutenant-governor of Quebec from 1785 to 1789. At that time, the township also included the territory of Hope Town, Paspébiac, and Saint-Godefroi.[1]

In 1913, Saint-Godefroi split off, and in 1936, Hope Town became a separate incorporated municipality.

The community of Saint-Jogues was formed in 1930 when 52 settlers were encouraged to colonize Gaspésie's interior during the Great Depression. By 1937, there were 300 residents in this village.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Hope, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 630 (-13.5% from 2006) 728 (-2.4% from 2001)
Land area: 70.49 km2 (27.22 sq mi) 70.49 km2 (27.22 sq mi)
Population density: 8.9/km2 (23/sq mi) 10.4/km2 (27/sq mi)
Median age: 55.7 (M: 54.4, F: 56.9) 49.0 (M: 48.9, F: 49.2)
Total private dwellings: 299 316
Median household income: $50,662 $36,620
Notes: Includes corrections and updates for 2006. – References: 2011[3] 2006[5] earlier[6]
Historical Census Data - Hope, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 857 —    
1996 822 −4.1%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 746 −9.2%
2006 728 −2.4%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 630 −13.5%

Language[edit]

Mother tongue:[8]

  • English as first language: 17.3%
  • French as first language: 80.9%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 1.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hope (Municipalité de canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2012-03-08.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "toponymie" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "toponymie" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b "Hope". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Hope census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-23.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Saint-Jogues" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  8. ^ "Hope community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-23.