Municipality Profiles

Town of Kentville

Full name: Town of Kentville 
Geographic region: Kings County


 In 2011, Town of Kentville had a population of 6,094, representing a percentage change of 4.8% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Kentville was 20.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 63.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 16.5%. 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.

Town of Kentville occupies a land area of 17.35 square kilometres with a population density of 351.2 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.

95.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.6% reported French only, and 2.5% 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 Vote (telephone and internet) and Paper Ballot
Voter Turnout (2012): 35.22%
Offices to be elected: 

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

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Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $ 12,034,497 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $ 13,781,924 (2015 Actuals)
Residential tax rate: 1.4937% (2016-17)
Conditional transfers from government: $168,606
Unconditional transfers from government: $131,024
Mayor’s salary: $ 33,000
Councillor’s salary: $  18,600

School Boards

  • Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Public works- water treatment and distribution, and sewage.
  • Park – Parks & Trails and Green Space Management.
  • Recreation – Recreational facilities, Summer Camps, Programming for Adults, Youth and Seniors.

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