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Location within Pierre-De Saurel RCM.
Location within Pierre-De Saurel RCM.
Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°02′N 73°07′W / 46.033°N 73.117°W / 46.033; -73.117Coordinates: 46°02′N 73°07′W / 46.033°N 73.117°W / 46.033; -73.117[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMPierre-De Saurel
ConstitutedMay 1, 1907
 • MayorOlivar Gravel
 • Federal ridingBécancour—Nicolet—Saurel
 • Prov. ridingRichelieu
 • Total3.40 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
 • Land1.38 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
 • Total1,642
 • Density1,192.7/km2 (3,089/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016
Decrease 2.1%
 • Median after-tax income
$20,256 per year
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 132

Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel is a town in the Regional county municipality of Pierre-De Saurel, in Montérégie, Quebec. It is located north of the Tracy section of Sorel-Tracy. Champlain Street marks the town's southern limit from Sorel-Tracy, and the rest of the town is surrounded by water (either Saint Lawrence River or Richelieu River).

As it is the case with neighboring municipalities, metallurgy plays a significant role in the town's economy. The Sorel-Tracy based QIT et Titane has a facility which occupies the western part of the town, while the eastern part of the town is essentially home to the Les Forges de Sorel company. This leaves the central part as the only portion of the town that is fully residential.

The population of Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel was 1,677 as of the Canada 2011 Census.



Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2016 1,642 Decrease 2.1%
2011 1,677 Decrease 0.5%
2006 1,686 Decrease 4.1%
2001 1,758 Decrease 6.2%
1996 1,875 Decrease 9.4%
1991 2,069 N/A


Mother tongue language (2016)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 1,580 96.93%
English only 35 2.15%
Both English & French 10 0.61%
Other languages 10 0.61%


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