Kent County, New Brunswick

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Kent
County
Location within New Brunswick.
Location within New Brunswick.
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
Established 1826
Area[1]
 • Land 4,552.55 km2 (1,757.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 30,833
 • Density 6.8/km2 (18/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.0%
 • Dwellings 16,030
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 506

Kent County (2011 population 30,833) is located in east-central New Brunswick, Canada.[2] The county features a unique blend of cultures including Mi'kmaq, Acadian and English Speaking Settlers. Some larger tourist attractions include: la dune de Bouctouche, Kouchibouguac National Park and Bonar Law Commons.

It is in the Beauséjour federal electoral district, represented by Dominic LeBlanc of the Liberal Party of Canada. Provincially currently represented by Brian Gallant Leader of the Provincial Liberal Party and official Opposition, it is within the electoral districts of Kent, Kent South, and Rogersville-Kouchibouguac.

History[edit]

Established in 1826 from Northumberland County: named for Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767-1820) and the father of Queen Victoria.

Census subdivisions[edit]

Communities[edit]

There are five incorporated municipalities within Kent County (listed by 2011 population):[1][2]

Official Name Designation Area km2 Population Parish
Bouctouche Town 18.34 2,423 Wellington
Saint-Antoine Village 6.43 1,770 Dundas
Richibucto Town 11.83 1,286 Richibucto
Saint-Louis-de-Kent Village 2.00 930 Saint-Louis
Rexton Village 6.14 818 Richibucto

First Nations[edit]

There are three First Nations reserves in Kent County (listed by 2011 population):[1][2]

Official Name Designation Area km2 Population Parish
Richibucto 15 Reserve 12.18 1,985 Weldford
Indian Island 28 Reserve 0.27 97 Richibucto
Buctouche 16 Reserve 0.39 85 Wellington

Note - Richibucto 15, formerly Big Cove Band is now called Elsipogtog First Nation

Parishes[edit]

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

Official Name Area km2 Population Incorporated municipalities Unincorporated communities
Dundas 230.31 6,282 Cormierville / Caissie Cape / Grande-Digue / Guguen / Lower-Guguen / Notre-Dame /
White's Settlement
Wellington 195.31 3,327 Bouctouche (town)
Buctouche 16 (reserve)
Buctouche Baie / Buctouche-Sud / Caissie-Village / Chockpish / Cocagne / Collette-Village /
Grand Saint-Antoine / Maria-de-Kent / McIntosh Hill / McKees Mills / Saint-David /
Sainte-Anne-de-Kent / Saint-Édouard-de-Kent / Saint-François-de-Kent / Saint-Gabriel-de-Kent /
Saint-Grégoire / Saint-Jean-Baptiste / Saint-Joseph-de-Kent / Saint-Maurice / Saint-Pierre-de-Kent /
Saint-Thomas-de-Kent / St. Gabriel-de-Kent / Ste. Anne De Kent / Upper Saint-Maurice /
/ Village-des-Arsenault / Village-Sainte-Croix / Village-Saint-Irénée / Ward Corner / Wellington
Saint Mary 238.21 2,008 Saint-Antoine (village) Bastarache / Champdoré / Coates Mills / Dollard Settlement / Fisher Hill / Kent Boom / McNairn /
Murphy Settlement / Roy / Saint-Cyrille / Saint-Fabien / Saint-Lazare / Sainte-Marie-de-Kent /
South Saint-Norbert / Upper Buctouche
Richibucto 249.45 1,986 Richibucto (town)
Rexton (village)
Indian Island 28 (reserve)
Bedec / Bells Mills / Cap-de-Richibouctou / Cap-Lumière / Côte-Sainte-Anne / East Galloway /
Galloway / Jardineville / Peters Mills / Petit-Chockpish / Pirogue / Richibucto Village Cape /
Richibucto-Village / Saint-Charles Station / Sainte-Anne-de-Kent / Village-La-Prairie /
West Galloway
Saint-Charles 174.78 1,982 Aldouane / Aldouane Station / Grande-Aldouane / Kent Lake / Kent Lake Siding /
Lower Saint-Charles / Petite-Aldouane / Saint-Charles / Saint-Charles-Nord / Saint-Ignace Siding
Saint-Louis 258.61 1,741 Saint-Louis-de-Kent (village) Bretagneville / Camerons Mill / Canisto Road / Cap-de-Saint-Louis / Chemin Canisto / Desherbiers /
Guimond-Village / Petit-Large / Pont-du-Milieu / Saint-Ignace / Saint-Olivier
Weldford 611.61 1,318 Richibucto 15 (reserve) Balla Philip / Bass River / Bass River Point / Beersville / Browns Yard / Bryants Corner / Cails Mills /
Coal Branch / Clairville / East Branch / Fords Mills / Jailletville / Kent Junction / Saint-Joseph /
Lower Main River / Molus River / Mundleville / Normandie / Saint-Norbert / Smiths Corner /
South Branch / Targettville / Village-Saint Augustin / West Branch
Saint-Paul 228.80 866 Birch Ridge / Bon-Secours / Légerville / McLean Settlement / Saint-Paul / Sweeneyville /
Terrains de L'Évêque / Village-des-Belliveau / Village-des-Cormier / Village-des-Léger
Carleton 436.09 770 Carleton / Claire-Fontaine / Fontaine / Kouchibouguac / Laketon / Middle Kouchibouguac /
Pointe-Sapin / Pointe-Sapin-Centre / Rivière-au-Portage / Saint-Camille / South Kouchibouguac /
Tweedie Brook
Acadieville 331.81 744 Acadie Siding / Acadieville / Barrieau / Branche du Nord / Centre-Acadie / Johnson Road / Noinville /
Pineau / Richard-Village / Saint-Athanase / Saint-Luc / Vautour / Village-Saint-Jean /
Village-Saint-Pierre
Harcourt 1,170.05 390 Adamsville / Coal Branch / Grangeville / Harcourt / Hébert / Mortimer / Saint-Sosime
Huskisson 369.95 25 Huskisson

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Kent County, New Brunswick[5]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 31,694 —    
1996 32,094 +1.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 31,383 −2.2%
2006 31,449 +0.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 30,833 −2.0%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Kent 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
30,285
21,355 Decrease 4.4% 70.51% 6,990 Increase 6.1% 23.08% 425 Increase 18.1% 1.40% 1,515 Decrease 12.2% 5.00%
2006
31,000
22,330 Decrease 2.3% 72.03% 6,585 Increase 7.1% 21.24% 360 Decrease 17.2% 1.16% 1,725 Increase 13.9% 5.56%
2001
30,965
22,865 Decrease 4.1% 73.84% 6,150 Decrease 0.6% 19.86% 435 Increase 50.0% 1.40% 1,515 Increase 17.4% 4.89%
1996
31,605
23,840 n/a 75.43% 6,185 n/a 19.57% 290 n/a 0.92% 1,290 n/a 4.08%

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: Kent County, New Brunswick
  2. ^ a b c d New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Kent County
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  5. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7

External links[edit]



Coordinates: 46°35′N 64°48′W / 46.583°N 64.800°W / 46.583; -64.800