Municipality Profiles

County of Cumberland

Full name: Municipality of the County of Cumberland
Website: www.cumberlandcounty.ns.ca
Geographic region: Cumberland County

Demographics

In 2011, County of Cumberland had a population of 31,353, representing a percentage change of -2.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%. In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Cumberland County was 20.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%.

The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 66.3% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.1%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

County of Cumberland occupies a land area of 4,272.65 square kilometres with a population density of 7.3 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 52,939.44 square kilometres with a population density of 17.4 persons per square kilometre.

97.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.2% reported French only, and 1.1% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 91.8% for English only, 3.4% for French only and 4.1% for only non-official languages.

Election Notes

Voter Turnout (2012): 46.99%
Offices to be elected: 

  • 13 Councillors (13 Districts)
  • Warden is elected by the members of council 

Find Your Candidates: www.localdecisions.ca/find_your_candidates

Financial Information

Residential tax rate: 1.04 % (2016-17)
Warden’s salary: $37,368
Councillor’s salary: $22,060

School Boards

  • Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale

Responsibilities

  • Public Works: Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste Management
  • Animal Services
  • Regional Emergency Management
  • Recreation- Community Events, Trails, Parks and Facilities

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