Le Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality

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Le Rocher-Percé
Location of Le Rocher-Percé
Coordinates: 48°22′N 64°37′W / 48.367°N 64.617°W / 48.367; -64.617Coordinates: 48°22′N 64°37′W / 48.367°N 64.617°W / 48.367; -64.617[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionGaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
EffectiveApril 1, 1981
County seatChandler
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectNadia Minassian
Area
 • Total3,249.20 km2 (1,254.52 sq mi)
 • Land3,076.80 km2 (1,187.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total17,282
 • Density5.6/km2 (15/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Decrease 3.9%
 • Dwellings
8,969
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.mrcrocherperce.qc.ca

Rocher-Percé is a regional county municipality in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of Quebec, Canada. Its seat is Chandler. Prior to July 17, 1999 it was known as Pabok Regional County Municipality. [4]

It is named after Percé Rock (the pierced rock), a massive arched sandstone rock rising from the Atlantic just off the tip of the Gaspé peninsula. The region includes the towns of Percé, Grande-Rivière, Port-Daniel–Gascons and Chandler. Major tourist attractions include the Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 6 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Le Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality, Quebec community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 17,282 (-3.9% from 2011) 17,979 (-2.5% from 2006) 18,437 (-4.5% from 2001)
Land area: 3,076.80 km2 (1,187.96 sq mi) 3,077.81 km2 (1,188.35 sq mi) 3,077.78 km2 (1,188.34 sq mi)
Population density: 5.6/km2 (15/sq mi) 5.8/km2 (15/sq mi) 6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)
Median age: 53.9 (M: 53.2, F: 54.7) 50.6 (M: 50.0, F: 51.3) 47.1 (M: 46.4, F: 47.8)
Total private dwellings: 8,969 8,622 8,669
Median household income: $47,957 $38,549 $36,080
References: 2016[5] 2011[6] 2006[7] earlier[8]
Historical Census Data - Le Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality, Quebec
YearPop.±%
1991 21,713—    
1996 21,340−1.7%
2001 19,298−9.6%
YearPop.±%
2006 18,437−4.5%
2011 17,979−2.5%
2016 17,282−3.9%
[9][10][3]

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Le Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality, Quebec[9]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
17,100
15,680 Decrease 4.0% 91.7% 1,235 Decrease 10.8% 7.2% 110 Decrease 4.3% 0.6% 75 Increase 66.7% 0.4%
2011
17,870
16,325 Decrease 2.1% 91.35% 1,385 Increase 5.3% 7.75% 115 Increase 283.3% 0.64% 45 Decrease 81.6% 0.25%
2006
18,265
16,675 Decrease 5.4% 91.29% 1,315 Decrease 8.0% 7.20% 30 Decrease 66.7% 0.16% 245 Increase 716.7% 1.34%
2001
19,170
17,620 Decrease 8.8% 91.91% 1,430 Decrease 13.6% 7.46% 90 Decrease 60.0% 0.47% 30 Decrease 14.3% 0.16%
1996
21,230
19,315 n/a 90.98% 1,655 n/a 7.80% 225 n/a 1.06% 35 n/a 0.16%

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 351206 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 020 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Le Rocher-Percé, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/publications/referenc/pdf/mod0799.pdf
  5. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  9. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  10. ^ "(Code 2402) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  11. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map