Municipality Profiles

County of Kings

Full name: Municipality of the County of Kings
Website: www.county.kings.ns.ca
Geographic region: Kings County

Demographics

In 2011, County of Kings had a population of 60,589, representing a percentage change of 0.9% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in County of Kings was 16.5%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 68.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.7%. 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 Kings occupies a land area of 2,126.11 square kilometres with a population density of 28.5 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.

91.5% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.1% reported French only, and 2.0% 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

Method of Voting: Paper Ballots
Voter Turnout (2012): 33.09%
Offices to be elected: 

  • 9 Councillors (9 Districts)
  • Mayor (elected at-large) 

Find Your Candidates: www.localdecisions.ca/find_your_candidates

Financial Information

Residential tax rate: 0.853% (2015-16)
Warden’s salary: $48,692
Councillor’s salary: $30,297

School Boards

  • Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale

Responsibilities

  • Public Works
  • Recreation
  • Animal Services
  • Sustainable Development 

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