Municipality Profiles

County of Annapolis

Full name: Municipality of the County of Annapolis


In 2011, County of Annapolis had a population of 20,756 representing a percentage change of -3.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Annapolis was 23.0%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 63.5% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 13.5%. 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 Annapolis occupies a land area of 3,188.48 square kilometres with a population density of 6.5 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.

95.9% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 2.2% reported French only, and 1.9% 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): 39.61%
Offices to be elected: 

  • 11 Councillors (11 Districts) 
  • Warden is elected by the members of council

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Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $16,324,691 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $17,378,525 (2015 Actuals)
Residential tax rate: 0.98% (2016)
Conditional transfers from government: $1,172,404
Unconditional transfers from government: $770,049
Warden’s salary: $28,280 + $13,548 Allowance
Councillor’s salary: $14,529 + $6,774 Allowance

School Boards

  • Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Roads and Infrastructure
  • Community and Recreation
  • Municipal Sewer and Water

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