Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Regional County Municipality

Lac-Saint-Jean-Est is a regional county municipality in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada. The seat is Alma. In 2016, 99.3% reported that they spoke French most often at home, according to the census.[3]

Lac-Saint-Jean-Est
Coordinates: 48°33′N 71°39′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionSaguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatAlma
Government
  TypePrefecture
  PrefectAndré Paradis
Area
  Total2,917.10 km2 (1,126.30 sq mi)
  Land2,779.97 km2 (1,073.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
  Total52,741
  Density19.0/km2 (49/sq mi)
  Change
2011-2016
0.4%
  Dwellings
25,450
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.mrclacsaintjeanest.qc.ca

Subdivisions

There are 18 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics

Population

Canada census – Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Regional County Municipality community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 52,741 (+0.4% from 2011) 52,520 (+2.6% from 2006) 51,170 (-1.1% from 2001)
Land area: 2,779.97 km2 (1,073.35 sq mi) 2,781.44 km2 (1,073.92 sq mi) 2,781.44 km2 (1,073.92 sq mi)
Population density: 19.0/km2 (49/sq mi) 18.9/km2 (49/sq mi) 18.4/km2 (48/sq mi)
Median age: 46.6 (M: 45.7, F: 47.6) 45.3 (M: 44.2, F: 46.2) 42.7 (M: 42.1, F: 43.4)
Total private dwellings: 25,450 24,653 23,180
Median household income: $58,076 $52,048 $46,291
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Regional County Municipality, Quebec
YearPop.±%
1991 51,963    
1996 52,401+0.8%
2001 51,760−1.2%
YearPop.±%
2006 51,170−1.1%
2011 52,520+2.6%
2016 52,741+0.4%
[8][3]

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Regional County Municipality, Quebec[8][3]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
52,080
51,520 0.3% 98.92% 180 21.7% 0.44% 95 11.8% 0.18% 285 83.9% 0.55%
2011
51,835
51,365 2.7% 99.09% 230 24.3% 0.44% 85 88.9% 0.16% 155 61.3% 0.30%
2006
50,630
50,000 1.0% 98.76% 185 15.9% 0.37% 45 59.1% 0.08% 400 247.8% 0.79%
2001
50,935
50,490 1.6% 99.13% 220 12.8% 0.43% 110 29.4% 0.22% 115 21.1% 0.23%
1996
51,685
51,310 n/a 99.27% 195 n/a 0.38% 85 n/a 0.16% 95 n/a 0.18%

Transportation

Access Routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[9]

See also

References



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