Municipality Profiles

Town of Lunenburg

Full name: Town of Lunenburg
Geographic region: Lunenburg County


In 2011, Town of Lunenburg had a population of 2,313, representing a percentage change of -0.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Town of Lunenburg was 29.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 60.0% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 10.1%. 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 Lunenburg occupies a land area of 4.01 square kilometres with a population density of 576.9 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.

95.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.6% reported French only, and 2.6% 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

Voter Turnout (2012): 58.80%
Offices to be elected: 

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

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Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $13,020,547 (Actual 2015)
Total annual revenues: $13,469,896 (Actual 2015)
Residential tax rate: 1.314% (2016-17)
Conditional transfers from government: $595,950
Unconditional transfers from government: $68,097
Mayor’s salary: $20,525
Councillor’s salary: $10,947

School Boards

  • South Shore Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Electric Utility
  • Water Utility
  • Solid Waste and Recycling
  • Emergency Management
  • Recreation – Facilities, Community Programs, Active Transportation, Arena, Auditorium, Track and Field.

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