Municipality Profiles

Town of Mulgrave

Full name: Town of Mulgrave
Geographic region: Guysborough County


In 2011, Mulgrave had a population of 794 representing a percentage change of -9.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Mulgrave was 17.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 64.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.2%. 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.

Mulgrave occupies a land area of 17.81 square kilometres with a population density of 44.6 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.

98.1% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.3% reported French only, and 0.6% 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

Method of Voting: Paper Ballot
Voter Turnout (2012): 36.84%
Offices to be elected: 

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

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Financial Information

Residential tax rate: 1.2581% (2015)

School Boards

  • Strait Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Recreation
  • Volunteer Fire Department
  • Public Works

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