Albert County, New Brunswick

Albert County (2016 population 29,158)[1] is a county located in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada on Chignecto Bay in the Bay of Fundy. Prior to the abolition of county government in 1967, the shire town was Hopewell Cape. The county was established in 1845 from parts of Westmorland County and Saint John County, and named after Prince Albert.[2]

Albert
Farm landscape near Alma
Location within New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45.82°N 64.85°W / 45.82; -64.85
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
Established1845
Area
  Land1,807.88 km2 (698.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
  Total29,158
  Density16.1/km2 (42/sq mi)
  Pop 2011-2016
1.1%
  Dwellings
13,111
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s)506

Census subdivisions

Communities

There are four municipalities within Albert County (listed by 2016 population):[3]

Official Name Status Area km2 Population Parish
Riverview Town 35.45 19,667 Coverdale
Hillsborough Village 12.83 1,277 Hillsborough
Riverside-Albert Village 3.35 350 Harvey
Alma Village 47.60 213 Alma

Parishes

The county is subdivided into six parishes (listed by 2016 population):[3]

Official Name Area km2 Population municipalities Unincorporated communities
Coverdale 236.04 4,466 Riverview (town) Colpitts Settlement / Five Points / Grub Road / Lower Coverdale / Lower Turtle Creek / Middlesex / Middle Coverdale / Nixon / Pine Glen / Price / Salisbury Back Road / Stoney Creek / Synton / Turtle Creek / Upper Coverdale
Hillsborough 304.05 1,308 Hillsborough (village) Albert Mines / Baltimore / Beech Hill / Berryton / Caledonia Mountain / Dawson Settlement / Edgetts Landing / Isaiah Corner / Osborne Corner / Rosevale / Salem / Shenstone / Steeves Mills / Steevescote / Weldon
Elgin 519.59 892 Church Hill / Churchs Corner / Elgin / Ferndale / Forest Hill / Goshen / Gowland Mountain / Harrison Settlement / Hillside / Little River / Mapleton / Meadow / Midland / Parkindale / Pleasant Vale / Prosser Brook / Ross Corner
Hopewell 149.08 647 Cape Station / Chemical Road / Chester / Curryville / Demoiselle Creek / Hopewell Cape / Hopewell Hill / Lower Cape / McGinleys Corner / Memel Settlement / Mountville / Shepody
Harvey 277.27 333 Riverside-Albert (village) Beaver Brook / Brookville / Cape Enrage / Derrys Corner / Germantown / Harvey / Harvey Bank / Little Ridge / Midway / New Horton / New Ireland / Upper New Horton / Waterside / West River
Alma 222.62 213note Alma (village) Mitchells Corner / Teahans Corner

note 2016 population of the Village of Alma

Demographics

Population

Canada census – Albert County, New Brunswick community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 29,158 (+1.1% from 2011) 28,846 (+4.7% from 2006) 27,562 (+3.0% from 2001)
Land area: 1,807.88 km2 (698.03 sq mi) 1,806.54 km2 (697.51 sq mi) 1,806.12 km2 (697.35 sq mi)
Population density: 16.1/km2 (42/sq mi) 16.0/km2 (41/sq mi) 15.3/km2 (40/sq mi)
Median age: 45.0 (M: 44.0, F: 46.0) 42.9 (M: 41.8, F: 43.9) 41.0 (M: 40.2, F: 41.7)
Total private dwellings: 13,111 12,573 11,503
Median household income: $66,521 $60,952 $54,297
References: 2016[3] 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]
Historical Census Data - Albert County, New Brunswick
YearPop.±%
1851 6,313    
1861 9,444+49.6%
1871 10,672+13.0%
1881 12,329+15.5%
1891 10,971−11.0%
1901 10,925−0.4%
1911 9,691−11.3%
1921 8,607−11.2%
YearPop.±%
1931 7,679−10.8%
1941 8,421+9.7%
1951 9,910+17.7%
1956 10,943+10.4%
1961 12,485+14.1%
1966 13,944+11.7%
1971 16,307+16.9%
1976 22,159+35.9%
YearPop.±%
1981 23,632+6.6%
1986 N/A    
1991 25,640    
1996 26,492+3.3%
2001 26,749+1.0%
2006 27,562+3.0%
2011 28,846+4.7%
2016 29,158+1.1%
[7][1]

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Albert County, New Brunswick[7]
Census Total
English
French
English & French
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
28,590
26,135 4.0% 91.41% 1,845 17.1% 6.45% 200 207.7% 0.70% 410 16.3% 1.43%
2006
27,260
25,130 2.0% 92.19% 1,575 9.4% 5.78% 65 43.5% 0.24% 490 78.2% 1.80%
2001
26,470
24,640 0.1% 93.09% 1,440 10.8% 5.44% 115 15.0% 0.43% 275 44.7% 1.04%
1996
26,255
24,665 n/a 93.94% 1,300 n/a 4.95% 100 n/a 0.38% 190 n/a 0.72%

Access Routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits:[8]

Protected areas and attractions

Notable people

See also

References

  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census Albert, County, New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  2. Hamilton, William Baillie (1996). Place Names of Atlantic Canada. University of Toronto Press. p. 43. ISBN 0-8020-7570-3.
  3. "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  4. "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  5. "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  6. "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  8. Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7



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