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Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM
|Constituted||July 1, 1855|
|• Total||107.70 km2 (41.58 sq mi)|
|• Land||106.64 km2 (41.17 sq mi)|
|• Density||398.4/km2 (1,032/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006–2011||25.8%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
Mascouche is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southern Quebec, Canada. The city is located on the Mascouche River within the Les Moulins Regional County Municipality and has a population of 42,491, ranking 30th among Quebec municipalities.
The name comes from Algonquin word maskutchew meaning "bear plain" in singular. Compare plural form to maskutew for the Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality located nearby.
Mascouche received city status on December 9, 1970, under mayor Gilles Forest.
|Canada census – Mascouche, Quebec community profile|
|Population:||42,491 (+25.8% from 2006)||33,764 (+14.2% from 2001)|
|Land area:||106.64 km2 (41.17 sq mi)||106.64 km2 (41.17 sq mi)|
|Population density:||398.4/km2 (1,032/sq mi)||316.6/km2 (820/sq mi)|
|Median age:||36.5 (M: 36.2, F: 36.9)||36.6 (M: 36.3, F: 36.9)|
|Total private dwellings:||16,290||12,398|
|Median household income:||$70,673||$63,780|
|References: 2011 2006 earlier|
|Historical Census Data - Mascouche, Quebec|
|Canada Census Mother Tongue - Mascouche, Quebec|
|Year||Responses||Count||Trend||Pop %||Count||Trend||Pop %||Count||Trend||Pop %||Count||Trend||Pop %|
||42 740||7.03%||92.10%||1 150||12.17%||2.47%||355||120.0%||0.76%||1 840||39.39%||3.96%|
The Commission scolaire des Affluents operates Francophone public schools. They include:
- L'école Aux 4 Vents
- L'école De la Source
- L'école La Mennais
- L'école des Hauts-Bois
- L'école Soleil-Levant
- L'école Le Rucher
- L'école de La Seigneurie
Secondary schools :
- École secondaire Le Prélude
- École secondaire Du Coteau
One professional school, École L'Impact.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone public schools:
- Pinewood Elementary School in Mascouche serves the western portion
- Franklin Hill Elementary School in Repentigny serves the eastern portion
- Rosemere High School (all areas) in Rosemere
Montréal/Mascouche Airport, the largest regional airport in Quebec, is three kilometres southeast of the city.
Autoroutes 640 and 25, both major national transportation routes, meet just south of the centre of the city.
Mascouche is connected to Montreal's Central Station by commuter rail via the Mascouche station of the Réseau de transport métropolitain's Mascouche line.
L'Étang-du-Grand-Coteau, an urban park situated in the city centre on Mascouche Boulevard, has the same area as Mount Royal Park in Montreal.
Mascouche is the hometown of baseball player Éric Gagné.
It is also Émilie Mondor's hometown, a Canadian Olympic athlete, who was a two-time national champion in the women's 5,000 metres.
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