Howick, Quebec

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Howick
Municipality
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM.
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM.
Howick is located in Southern Quebec
Howick
Howick
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°11′N 73°51′W / 45.183°N 73.850°W / 45.183; -73.850Coordinates: 45°11′N 73°51′W / 45.183°N 73.850°W / 45.183; -73.850[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
Constituted October 29, 1915
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Richard Raithby
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Huntingdon
Area[2][4]
 • Total 1.00 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
 • Land 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 630
 • Density 634.2/km2 (1,643/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 4.0%
 • Dwellings 288
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0S 1G0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 138

Howick is the third smallest municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec, located in Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 630, of which over 60% are Francophones. Situated along the English River in the heart of the Chateauguay Valley, it is approximately 50 minutes southwest of Montreal and 20 minutes north of the Canada–United States border.

Geography[edit]

Lakes & Rivers[edit]

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

  • English River – runs south to north along Howick's southeast boundary

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Howick, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 630 (+4.4% from 2006) 606 (+4.5% from 2001)
Land area: 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi) 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
Population density: 634.2/km2 (1,643/sq mi) 610.1/km2 (1,580/sq mi)
Median age: 39.1 (M: 37.5, F: 40.2) 43.5 (M: 44.0, F: 43.3)
Total private dwellings: 288 272
Median household income: $38,092 $49,849
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]
Historical Census Data - Howick, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 636 —    
1996 617 −3.0%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 580 −6.0%
2006 606 +4.5%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 630 +4.0%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Howick, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
630
395 Decrease 9.2% 62.70% 205 Increase 32.3% 32.54% 20 Increase n/a% 3.17% 10 Steady 0.0% 1.59%
2006
600
435 Increase 38.1% 72.50% 155 Decrease 35.4% 25.83% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 10 Decrease 33.3% 1.67%
2001
580
315 Decrease 14.9% 54.31% 240 Increase 6.7% 41.38% 10 Decrease 50.0% 1.72% 15 Increase n/a% 2.59%
1996
615
370 n/a 60.16% 225 n/a 36.59% 20 n/a 3.25% 0 n/a 0.00%

Attractions[edit]

Located outside Howick, in the hamlet of Allan's Corners, is the site of the Battle of the Chateauguay, where on October 25, 1813 Canadian and Native forces fought and repelled an invading American force that was planning to attack Montreal during the War of 1812. There is a National Parks of Canada museum near the site of the battle.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reference number 29106 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Howick
  3. ^ Riding history for Beauharnois—Salaberry, Quebec from the Library of Parliament
  4. ^ a b c 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Howick, Quebec Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census