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Mascouche
City
Coat of arms of Mascouche
Coat of arms
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM Les Moulins
Constituted July 1, 1855
Area
 • Total 107.70 km2 (41.58 sq mi)
 • Land 106.64 km2 (41.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 42,491
 • Density 398.4/km2 (1,032/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011
Increase 25.8%
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J7K, J7L
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-25

Route 125

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.

History

Mascouche received city status on December 9, 1970, under mayor Gilles Forest.

Demographics

Population

Canada census – Mascouche, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
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
Year Pop. ±%
1991 25,828 —    
1996 28,097 +8.8%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 29,556 +5.2%
2006 33,764 +14.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 42,491 +25.8%

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Mascouche, Quebec
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
46 375
42 740 Increase 7.03% 92.10% 1 150 Increase 12.17% 2.47% 355 Increase 120.0% 0.76% 1 840 Increase 39.39% 3.96%
2011
42,185
39,580 Increase 25.8% 93.82% 1,010 Increase 5.2% 2.39% 275 Increase 29.09% 0.65% 1,320 Increase 26.3% 3.13%
2006
33,600
31,470 Increase 13.4% 93.66% 960 Increase 17.1% 2.86% 125 Decrease 40.5% 0.37% 1,045 Increase 111.1% 3.11%
2001
29,285
27,760 Increase 5.0% 94.79% 820 Decrease 9.4% 2.80% 210 Increase 82.6% 0.72% 495 Increase 3.1% 1.69%
1996
27,930
26,430 n/a 94.63% 905 n/a 3.24% 115 n/a 0.41% 480 n/a 1.72%

Education

The Commission scolaire des Affluents operates Francophone public schools. They include:

Primary schools:

  • 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

Infrastructure

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.

Famous residents

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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