Municipality Profiles

Town of Middleton

Full name: Town of Middleton
Geographic region: Annapolis County


In 2011, Middleton had a population of 1,749 representing a percentage change of -4.4% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Middleton was 12.8%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 56.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 30%. 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.

Middleton occupies a land area of 5.44 square kilometres with a population density of 321.6 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.

96.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.5% reported French only, and 1.8% 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: Electronic Voting (by telephone and internet)
Voter Turnout (2012): acclaimed 
Offices to be elected: 

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

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Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $3,752,639 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $3,900,738 (2015 Actuals)
Residential tax rate: 1.59% 

School Boards

  • Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Public Works
  • Recreation and Community Services
  • Volunteer Fire Department
  • RCMP Middleton Detachment

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