Saint-Jacques, Quebec

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Saint-Jacques
Location within Montcalm RCM.
Location within Montcalm RCM.
Saint-Jacques is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Jacques
Saint-Jacques
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°57′N 73°34′W / 45.950°N 73.567°W / 45.950; -73.567Coordinates: 45°57′N 73°34′W / 45.950°N 73.567°W / 45.950; -73.567[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLanaudière
RCMMontcalm
ConstitutedMay 20, 1998
Government
 • MayorPierre Beaulieu
 • Federal ridingMontcalm
 • Prov. ridingJoliette
Area
 • Total67.20 km2 (25.95 sq mi)
 • Land67.34 km2 (26.00 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population
(2011)[3]
 • Total4,021
 • Density59.7/km2 (155/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11)
Increase 8.5%
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways[4] Route 158
Route 341
Websitewww.st-jacques.org

Saint-Jacques is a municipality in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Montcalm Regional County Municipality.

Saint-Jacques was founded in 1774 by Acadian settlers from Boston after the Great Upheaval of 1755.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 4021 (2006 to 2011 population change: 8.5%)
  • Population in 2006: 3706
  • Population in 2001: 3692
  • Population total in 1996: 3815
    • Saint-Jacques Village: 2261
    • Saint-Jacques Parish: 1554
  • Population in 1991:
    • Saint-Jacques Village: 2251
    • Saint-Jacques Parish: 1542

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1636 (total dwellings: 1698)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.5%
  • French as first language: 98.8%
  • English and French as first language: 0.4%
  • Other as first language: 0.3%

Education[edit]

Commission scolaire des Samares operates francophone public schools:

  • École de Grand-Pré[6]
  • École Saint-Louis-de-France[7]

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates anglophone public schools, including:

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