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Albert
Farm landscape near Alma
Farm landscape near Alma
Location within New Brunswick
Location within New Brunswick
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
Established 1845
Area
 • Land 1,807.88 km2 (698.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 29,158
 • Density 16.1/km2 (42/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016
Increase 1.1%
 • Dwellings
13,111
Time zone UTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s) 506

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

Census subdivisions

Communities

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

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 Hopewell
Alma Village 47.60 213 Alma

Parishes

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

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 Riverside-Albert (village) Cape Station / Chemical Road / Chester / Curryville / Demoiselle Creek / Hopewell Cape / Hopewell Hill / Lower Cape / McGinleys Corner / Memel Settlement / Mountville / Shepody
Harvey 277.27 333 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 2011 2006 earlier
Historical Census Data - Albert County, New Brunswick
Year Pop. ±%
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%
Year Pop. ±%
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%
Year Pop. ±%
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%

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Albert County, New Brunswick
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 Increase 4.0% 91.41% 1,845 Increase 17.1% 6.45% 200 Increase 207.7% 0.70% 410 Decrease 16.3% 1.43%
2006
27,260
25,130 Increase 2.0% 92.19% 1,575 Increase 9.4% 5.78% 65 Decrease 43.5% 0.24% 490 Increase 78.2% 1.80%
2001
26,470
24,640 Decrease 0.1% 93.09% 1,440 Increase 10.8% 5.44% 115 Increase 15.0% 0.43% 275 Increase 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:

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