Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

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Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu
Municipality
A cornfield near Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu
A cornfield near Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu
Location within Le Haut-Richelieu RCM.
Location within Le Haut-Richelieu RCM.
Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu
Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°13′N 73°17′W / 45.217°N 73.283°W / 45.217; -73.283Coordinates: 45°13′N 73°17′W / 45.217°N 73.283°W / 45.217; -73.283[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Le Haut-Richelieu
Constituted June 20, 1892
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Jacques Desmarais
 • Federal riding Saint-Jean
 • Prov. riding Saint-Jean
Area[2][4]
 • Total 72.30 km2 (27.92 sq mi)
 • Land 69.78 km2 (26.94 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 1,837
 • Density 26.3/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 10.4%
 • Dwellings 847
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0J 1W0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 223

Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu is a municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,837. The town was founded in 1892.

Geography[edit]

The community is located within the Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality region about 15 kilometers north of the Canada-United States border in the Montérégie region. It is located about 40 kilometers south of Montreal.

The town is located within the provincial electoral district of Saint-Jean which includes parts of the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu situated a few kilometers to its north. It is situated in the western side of the Richelieu River along Quebec Route 223.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 1,837 (-10.4% from 2006) 2,050 (+2.7% from 2001)
Land area: 69.78 km2 (26.94 sq mi) 69.78 km2 (26.94 sq mi)
Population density: 26.3/km2 (68/sq mi) 29.4/km2 (76/sq mi)
Median age: 44.4 (M: 44.1, F: 44.5) 40.8 (M: 41.1, F: 40.4)
Total private dwellings: 847 860
Median household income: $.N/A $54,450
Notes: 2011 income data for this area has been suppressed for data quality or confidentiality reasons. – References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]
Historical Census Data - Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 1,893 —    
1996 2,067 +9.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 1,997 −3.4%
2006 2,050 +2.7%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 1,837 −10.4%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,830
1,725 Decrease 9.7% 94.26% 50 Decrease 9.1% 2.73% 30 Increase 50.0% 1.64% 25 Decrease 58.3% 1.37%
2006
2,045
1,910 Increase 3.0% 93.40% 55 Decrease 35.3% 2.69% 20 Increase 100.0% 0.98% 60 Increase 20.0% 2.93%
2001
2,000
1,855 Decrease 5.1% 92.75% 85 Increase 112.5% 4.25% 10 Decrease 50.0% 0.50% 50 Steady 0.0% 2.50%
1996
2,065
1,955 n/a 94.67% 40 n/a 1.94% 20 n/a 0.97% 50 n/a 2.42%

Government[edit]

Municipal Council[edit]

Source:[2]

  • Jacques Desmarais, mayor
  • Ronald Girardin, councillor (district #1)
  • Christien Madison, councillor (district #2)
  • Sylvain Raymond, councillor (district #3)
  • Jules Bergerons, councillor (district #4)
  • Éric Lachance councillor (district #5)
  • Alain Gaucher, councillor (district #6)

Education[edit]

The South Shore Protestant Regional School Board previously served the municipality.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 281808 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: SAINT-JEAN (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  8. ^ King, M.J. (Chairperson of the board). "South Shore Protestant Regional School Board" (St. Johns, PQ). The News and Eastern Townships Advocate. Volume 119, No. 5. Thursday December 16, 1965. p. 2. Retrieved from Google News on November 23, 2014.

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