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Grosse-Île

Grosse-Île
Municipality
Saint Peter By the Sea Church in Grosse-Île
Saint Peter By the Sea Church in Grosse-Île
Location within Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine TE.
Location within Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine TE.
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
RCM None
Agglomeration Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Constituted January 1, 2006
Area
 • Total 96.60 km2 (37.30 sq mi)
 • Land 37.59 km2 (14.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 465
 • Density 12.4/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Decrease 5.1%
 • Dwellings
254
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G4T 6B9
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 199

Grosse-Île is one of two municipalities forming the urban agglomeration of Îles-de-la-Madeleine in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, and its population was 465 as of the 2016 Census.

As part of a municipal reorganization across Quebec, the seven communities of the Magdalen Islands amalgamated to form the municipality of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine on January 1, 2002. However, after a 2004 referendum, Grosse-Île decided to split from the municipality, effective January 1, 2006.

Located on Grosse Île (French for Big Island) between Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine's villages of Grande-Entrée (south) and House Harbour (southwest), it was settled during the late 18th century by Scots. French-speaking people would come and establish themselves just after, as seen by a Catholic parish founded in 1793. Today, Grosse-Île remains one of three communities of the archipelago to be predominantly English-speaking, the other being Entry Island and Old Harry (a hamlet part of Grosse-Île on Big Entry Island).

Demographics

Église de la Grosse île aux Iles de la Madeleine
Grosse-Île Church

Population

Canada census – Grosse-Île, Quebec community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 465 (-5.1% from 2011) 490 (-7.7% from 2006) 531 (-2.2% from 2001)
Land area: 37.59 km2 (14.51 sq mi) 37.29 km2 (14.40 sq mi) 37.29 km2 (14.40 sq mi)
Population density: 12.4/km2 (32/sq mi) 13.1/km2 (34/sq mi) 14.2/km2 (37/sq mi)
Median age: 49.1 (M: 50.0, F: 48.9) 43.8 (M: 43.6, F: 44.0) 40.5 (M: 40.0, F: 41.1)
Total private dwellings: 254 229 231
Median household income: $81,152 $.N/A $58,716
Notes: 2011 income data for this area has been suppressed for data quality or confidentiality reasons. – References: 2016 2011 2006 earlier
Historical Census Data - Grosse-Île, Quebec
Year Pop. ±%
1991 569 —    
1996 567 −0.4%
2001 543 −4.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2006 531 −2.2%
2011 490 −7.7%
2016 465 −5.1%

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Grosse-Île, Quebec
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
465
60 Increase 20.0% 12.90% 395 Decrease 8.1% 84.95% 5 Decrease 50.0% 1.08% 5 n/a 1.08%
2011
490
50 Increase 100.0% 10.20% 430 Decrease 14.9% 87.76% 10 Increase n/a% 2.04% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2006
530
25 Decrease 66.7% 4.72% 505 Increase 9.8% 95.28% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2001
535
75 Increase 25.0% 14.02% 460 Decrease 8.0% 85.98% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
1996
570
60 n/a 10.53% 500 n/a 87.72% 10 n/a 1.75% 0 n/a 0.00%
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