Municipality Profiles

District of Argyle

Full name: The Municipality of the District of Argyle
Geographic region: Yarmouth County


In 2011, Argyle (Municipal district)  had a population of 8,252, representing a percentage change of -4.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Argyle, MD was 18.7%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 66.5% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 14.8%. 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.

District of Argyle occupies a land area of 1,528.01 square kilometres with a population density of 5.4 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.

52.3% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 45.3% reported French only, and 0.4% 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:  Electronic Voting (Internet or telephone)
Voter Turnout (2012): 79.68%
Offices to be elected: 

  • 9 Councillors (9 Districts) 
  • Warden is elected by the members of council  

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Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $7,047,649 (Actual, 2015)
Total annual revenues: $7,535,625 (Actual, 2015)
Residential tax rate: 1.07% (2016-17)
Conditional transfers from government: $466,270
Unconditional transfers from government: $161,259
Warden’s salary: $27,133
Councillor’s salary: $19,535

School Boards

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


  • Waste Management and Recycling
  • Animal Services
  • Residential Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Recreation – Active Living, Day Camp Programs, Recreational Activities and Events

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