Municipality Profiles

Town of New Glasgow

Full name: Town of New Glasgow
Geographic region: Pictou County


In 2011, New Glasgow had a population of 9,562 representing a percentage change of 1.1% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in New Glasgow was 14.9%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 63.2% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 18.6%. 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.

New Glasgow occupies a land area of 9.93 square kilometres with a population density of 963.3 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.

96.8% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.0% reported French only, and 2.1% 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): 39.47%
Offices to be elected: 

  • Mayor (elected at-large)
  • 6 Councillors (3 Districts: 2 Councillors per District)

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Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $19,844.30 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $21,240.50 (2015 Actuals)
Residential tax rate: 1.82% (2016)
Mayor’s salary: $$33,723
Councillor’s salary: $21,358

School Boards

  • Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Planning and Development
  • Recycling and Waste Management
  • Recreation: Festival and events, Celtic Circle, Trails, New Glasgow Marina, Parks and Playgrounds
  • Water Utility

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