The UCPR satisfied with the region’s growth between 2011 and 2016
L’Orignal, February 13, 2017 – Representatives of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) are satisfied with the early key figures from the 2016 federal census, which indicate a 4.6% increase in the regional population within the last five years.
According to data published last week by Statistics Canada, the population in Prescott and Russell increased from 85,381 residents in 2011 to 89,333 residents in 2016. The percentage of growth is similar to that of Canada, which grew by 5% during that same period.
The number of private dwellings in the UCPR also increased, jumping from 34,400 in 2011 to 36,783 in 2016 or, in other words, 2,383 new dwellings and a growth rate of 6.9%.
“These recent census figures demonstrate quite clearly that the United Counties of Prescott and Russell continues to experience a period of steady and confident growth,” stated Gary J. Barton, Warden of the UCPR.
“Looking back further over the last 10 years, we also observe that our region has seen a total population increase of 11.4%, with a gain of more than 9,000 new residents,” added Warden Barton. “This is wonderful news for our communities, our municipalities and our businesses, as well as the potential for economic development and tourism opportunities and the benefits that these create on a regional level.”
Among the eight local municipalities in Prescott and Russell, the Municipality of The Nation and the Township of Russell experienced the largest increases, of 9.8% and 8.3%, respectively.