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Queens
Location within New Brunswick.
Location within New Brunswick.
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
Established 1785
Area
 • Land 3,686.05 km2 (1,423.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 10,472
 • Density 2.8/km2 (7/sq mi)
 • Change
2011–2016
Decrease 5.5%
 • Dwellings
7,289
Time zone UTC−4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−3 (ADT)
Area code(s) 506

Queens County (2016 population 10,472) is located in central New Brunswick, Canada. The county shire town is the village of Gagetown.

Geography

The Saint John River and Grand Lake are major landmarks in the county. Coal mining is a major industry in the Minto area. Forestry and mixed farming are found throughout the rest of the county. The CFB Gagetown military training area takes in a large portion of the western part of the county.

Census subdivisions

Communities

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

Official Name Designation Area km2 Population Parish
Minto Village 31.68 2,305 Canning
Chipman Village 19.02 1,104 Chipman
Gagetown Village 49.47 711 Gagetown
Cambridge-Narrows Village 107.19 562 Cambridge
  • Part of Minto lies within Sunbury County, but since most of it is in Queens County, Statistics Canada considers it as part of Queens.

Parishes

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

Official Name Area km2 Population Municipalities Unincorporated communities
Canning 174.38 924 Minto (village) Back Road / Canning / Clarks Corners / Douglas Harbour / Flowers Cove / Lake Road /
Maquapit Lake / Newcastle Center / Newcastle Centre / Newcastle Creek / Princess Park /
Scotchtown / Sunnyside Beach / Sypher Cove / Upper Gagetown / Wuhr's Beach Road
Chipman 483.44 913 Chipman (village) Briggs Corner / Bronson / Bronson Settlement / Camp Wegesegum / Castaway / Coal Creek /
Dufferin / Fowlers Corner / Gaspereau Forks / Harley Road / Iron Bound Cove / Kings Mines /
Leckey Road / Midland / Redbank / Salmon Creek / Salmon River / The Ridge / Upper Gaspereau
Waterborough 445.55 847 Cox Point / Cumberland Bay / Cumberland Point / Grant Settlement / Mill Cove /
New Dominion Road / Pangburn / Rees / The Range / Union Settlement / Waterborough /
Youngs Cove
Petersville 590.14 681 Bayard / Blagdon / Clarendon / Enniskillen / Fowlers Corners / Petersville / Welsford / Wirral /
Wirral Station / Wirral-Enniskillen
Cambridge 113.65 647 Cambridge-Narrows Cherry Hill / Jemseg / Lower Cambridge / Lower Jemseg / Robertson Point / Scovil / Whites Cove
Johnston 359.32 560 Annidale / Bagdad / Canaan Rapids / Chambres Corner / Codys / Coles Island / Highfield /
Johnston / Long Creek / Partridge Valley / Phillipstown / Salmon Creek / Smith Corner /
Thornetown / Washademoak / Waterloo Corner / Youngs Cove Road
Wickham 160.34 427 Bald Hill / Belyeas Cove / Big Cove / Carpenter / Crafts Cove / Henderson Settlement /
London Settlement / MacDonalds Point / Shannon / Wickham
Gagetown 234.88 311 Gagetown (village) Coytown / Mill Road / Upper Gagetown
Hampstead 212.56 277 Central Hampstead / Elm Hill / Hampstead / McAlpines / Pleasant Villa / Quarries / Queenstown
Brunswick 704.43 203 Alward / Brookvale / Brunswick / Canaan Forks / Cherryvale / Forks Stream / Hunters Home /
New Canaan

Demographics

Population

Canada census – Queens County, New Brunswick community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 10,472 (−5.5% from 2011) 11,086 (−5.3% from 2006) 11,708 (−1.3% from 2001)
Land area: 3,686.05 km2 (1,423.19 sq mi) 3,681.98 km2 (1,421.62 sq mi) 3,681.53 km2 (1,421.45 sq mi)
Population density: 2.8/km2 (7.3/sq mi) 3.0/km2 (7.8/sq mi) 3.2/km2 (8.3/sq mi)
Median age: 54.4 (M: 54.2, F: 54.6) 51.3 (M: 51.0, F: 51.7) 48.1 (M: 47.5, F: 48.7)
Total private dwellings: 7,289 7,337 7,238
Median household income: $48,539 $45,555 $37,621
References: 2016 2011 2006 earlier
Historical Census Data - Queens County, New Brunswick
Year Pop. ±%
1991 12,519 —    
1996 12,470 −0.4%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 11,862 −4.9%
2006 11,708 −1.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 11,086 −5.3%
2016 10,472 −5.5%

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Queens County, New Brunswick
Census Total
English
French
English & French
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
10,290
9,655 93.8% 445 4.3% 40 Steady 0.4% 150 1.5%
2011
10,865
10,195 Decrease 2.9% 93.83% 500 Decrease 18.0% 4.60% 40 Decrease 27.3% 0.37% 130 Decrease 56.7% 1.20%
2006
11,460
10,495 Decrease 3.4% 91.58% 610 Increase 17.3% 5.32% 55 Increase 37.5% 0.48% 300 Increase 46.3% 2.62%
2001
11,635
10,870 Decrease 4.7% 93.43% 520 Decrease 23.0% 4.47% 40 Steady 0.0% 0.34% 205 Increase 57.7% 1.76%
1996
12,255
11,410 n/a 93.10% 675 n/a 5.51% 40 n/a 0.37% 130 n/a 1.01%

Transportation

Major Highways

  • Route 2 (TCH)
  • Route 7
  • Route 10
  • Route 101
  • Route 102
  • Route 105
  • Route 112
  • Route 116
  • Route 123
  • Route 690
  • Route 695
  • Route 705
  • Route 710
  • Route 715

Coordinates: 45°50′N 66°00′W / 45.833°N 66.000°W / 45.833; -66.000

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