Charlemagne, Quebec

Charlemagne (pronounced [ʃaʁ.lə.maɲ]) is an off-island suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the north shore of the Rivière des Prairies, 24 kilometres (15 mi) northeast of Montreal's downtown core. As of 2011, the population was 5,853.

Charlemagne
Town hall of Charlemagne
Location within L'Assomption RCM
Charlemagne
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 45°43′N 73°29′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLanaudière
RCML'Assomption
ConstitutedNovember 13, 1906
Government
  MayorNormand Grenier
  Federal ridingRepentigny
  Prov. ridingL'Assomption
Area
  Total2.30 km2 (0.89 sq mi)
  Land2.16 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
Population
  Total5,853
  Density2,704.0/km2 (7,003/sq mi)
  Pop 2006–2011
4.6%
  Dwellings
2,863
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J5Z
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-40
A-640

Route 344
Websitewww.ville.charlemagne.qc.ca

It is the birthplace of recording artist Céline Dion.[4] The town council named one of its main streets after her[5] without the recognition of a Quebec commission.[6] Additionally, the town erected a sculpture on Dion's behalf.[6] Charlemagne is also the birthplace of politician Camille Laurin.

Demographics

Population

Canada census – Charlemagne, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 5,853 (+4.6% from 2006) 5,594 (-1.2% from 2001)
Land area: 2.16 km2 (0.83 sq mi) 2.16 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
Population density: 2,704.0/km2 (7,003/sq mi) 2,584.5/km2 (6,694/sq mi)
Median age: 47.4 (M: 45.8, F: 48.8) 43.7 (M: 42.3, F: 44.8)
Total private dwellings: 2,863 2,614
Median household income: $48,351 $44,731
References: 2011[7] 2006[8] earlier[9]
Historical Census Data - Charlemagne, Quebec[10]
YearPop.±%
1991 5,598    
1996 5,739+2.5%
YearPop.±%
2001 5,662−1.3%
2006 5,594−1.2%
YearPop.±%
2011 5,853+4.6%

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Charlemagne, Quebec[10]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
5,835
5,535 2.8% 94.86% 90 63.6% 1.54% 25 150.0% 0.43% 185 32.1% 3.17%
2006
5,590
5,385 3.1% 96.33% 55 15.4% 0.98% 10 n/a% 0.18% 140 250.0% 2.50%
2001
5,665
5,560 0.5% 98.15% 65 8.3% 1.15% 0 0.0% 0.00% 40 20.0% 0.71%
1996
5,700
5,590 n/a 98.07% 60 n/a 1.05% 0 n/a 0.00% 50 n/a 0.88%

Education

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone public schools:

See also

References

  1. Reference number 12423 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. Geographic code 60005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Charlemagne census profile
  4. Céline Dion receives honorary doctorate in Quebec City CBC News Retrieved 2011-05-11
  5. toponymie.gouv.qc.ca
  6. Céline Dion's name goes on - a street CBC News Retrieved 2011-05-11
  7. "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  8. "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  9. "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  10. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  11. "FRANKLIN HILL ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  12. "Rosemere High School Zone." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
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