Municipality Profiles

Town of Yarmouth

Full name: Town of Yarmouth
Website: www.townofyarmouth.ca
Geographic region: Yarmouth County, Bay of Fundy

Demographics

In 2011, Yarmouth had a population of 6,761 representing a percentage change of -5.6% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Yarmouth was 21.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 63.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.3%. 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.

Yarmouth occupies a land area of 10.56 square kilometres with a population density of 640.3 persons per square kilometre. This compares to Nova Scotia’s provincial land area of 52,939.44 square kilometres with a population density of 17.4 persons per square kilometre.

90.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 7.8% reported French only, and 1.6% 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: Electronically (internet or telephone)
Voter Turnout (2012): 67.50%
Offices to be elected: 

  • Mayor (elected at-large)
  • 6 Councillors (elected at-large) 

Find Your Candidates: www.localdecisions.ca/find_your_candidates

Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $20,842,574 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $18,402,370 (2015 Actuals)
Residential tax rate: 1.67% (2016-17)
Unconditional transfers from government: $1,163,750
Mayor’s salary: $41,545
Councillor’s salary: $21,380

School Boards

  • Tri-County Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale

Responsibilities

  • Town of Yarmouth Transit
  • Fire Services
  • Yarmouth RCMP Detachment
  • Operational Services: Roads and Sidewalks, Snow and Ice Management
  • Solid Waste Management, Garbage and Recycling

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