Municipality Profiles

Town of Mahone Bay

Full name: Town of Mahone Bay
Geographic region: Lunenburg County


In 2011, Town of Mahone Bay had a population of 943, representing a percentage change of 4.3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Town of Mahone Bay was 31.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 56.9% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 11.3%. 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.

Town of Mahone Bay occupies a land area of 3.13 square kilometres with a population density of 301.4 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.

96.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0.6% reported French only, and 2.8% 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: Paper Ballots
Voter Turnout (2012): 47.83%
Offices to be elected: 

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

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Financial Information

Residential tax rate: 1.11% (2016-17)

School Boards

  • South Shore Regional School Board

  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Public works – Wastewater Collection & Treatment
  • Electric Utility
  • Water Utility
  • Parks & Open Space
  • Heritage Protection
  • Emergency Services
  • Recreation – Trails, Kayaking, Cycling, Swimming Pools, and Fitness Programs, Social Recreation, Active Living.

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