Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality

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Pierre-De Saurel
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°58′N 73°00′W / 45.967°N 73.000°W / 45.967; -73.000Coordinates: 45°58′N 73°00′W / 45.967°N 73.000°W / 45.967; -73.000[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
Named forPierre de Saurel
County seatSorel-Tracy
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectGilles Salvas
Area
 • Total639.00 km2 (246.72 sq mi)
 • Land597.55 km2 (230.72 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total51,025
 • Density85.4/km2 (221/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Increase 0.2%
 • Dwellings
25,425
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Websitewww.mrcpierredesaurel.com

Pierre-De Saurel is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Originally named Le Bas-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, the name change to Pierre-De Saurel took effect on January 1, 2009. Its seat is in Sorel-Tracy. It is located on the Richelieu River, downstream from La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality at the confluence of the Richelieu and Saint Lawrence River.

The RCM is named after Pierre de Saurel, a captain and seigneur who rebuilt Fort Richelieu in 1647.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 12 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Cities & Towns (3) Municipalities (7) Parishes (1) Villages (1)
Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel

Saint-Ours
Sorel-Tracy

Saint-Aimé

Saint-David
Saint-Robert
Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu
Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel
Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel
Yamaska

Saint-Gérard-Majella Massueville

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 51,025 (+0.2% from 2011) 50,900 (+1.9% from 2006) 49,932 (-0.3% from 2001)
Land area: 597.55 km2 (230.72 sq mi) 598.13 km2 (230.94 sq mi) 598.13 km2 (230.94 sq mi)
Population density: 85.4/km2 (221/sq mi) 85.1/km2 (220/sq mi) 83.5/km2 (216/sq mi)
Median age: 51.0 (M: 49.5, F: 52.3) 49.0 (M: 48.1, F: 50.0) 46.8 (M: 45.9, F: 47.6)
Total private dwellings: 25,425 24,648 23,496
Median household income: $52,922 $46,235 $42,479
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality, Quebec
YearPop.±%
1991 53,909—    
1996 52,289−3.0%
YearPop.±%
2001 50,066−4.3%
2006 49,932−0.3%
YearPop.±%
2011 50,900+1.9%
2016 51,025+0.2%
[8][3]

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
50,390
49,035 Decrease 0.17% 97.1% 485 Decrease 1.0% 1.0% 225 Increase 7.1% 0.4% 730 Increase 57.0% 1.4%
2011
50,200
48,950 Increase 2.9% 97.68% 490 Increase 21.0% 0.98% 210 Increase 27.3% 0.42% 465 Decrease 25.6% 0.93%
2006
48,855
47,660 Decrease 1.3% 97.55% 405 Steady 0.0% 0.83% 165 Decrease 2.9% 0.34% 625 Increase 83.8% 1.28%
2001
49,205
48,290 Decrease 4.5% 98.14% 405 Increase 24.6% 0.82% 170 Decrease 2.9% 0.35% 340 Decrease 13.9% 0.69%
1996
51,480
50,585 n/a 98.26% 325 n/a 0.63% 175 n/a 0.34% 395 n/a 0.77%

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:[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 402521 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 530 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census Pierre-De Saurel, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map

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