Municipality Profiles

Town of Wolfville

Full name: Town of Wolfville
Geographic region: Kings County, Annapolis Valley Region


In 2011, Wolfville had a population of 4,269 representing a percentage change of 13.2% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Wolfville was 22.0%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 60.7% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 10.5%. 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.

Wolfville occupies a land area of 6.45 square kilometres with a population density of 661.7 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.

87.6% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.2% reported French only, and 11.2% 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): 37.29%
Offices to be elected: 

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

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Financial Information

Total annual expenses: $8,282,227 (2015 Actuals)
Total annual revenues: $9,098,042 (2015 Actuals)
Residential tax rate: 1.44% (2015-2016)
Conditional transfers from government: $252,724
Unconditional transfers from government: $70,978
Mayor’s salary: $30,013
Councillor’s salary: $73,762

School Boards

  • Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provinciale


  • Fire Services
  • Kings District RCMP Wolfville
  • Parks: parks, playgrounds, playing fields and trails.
  • Public Works: streets and sidewalks; sewage collection and storm water collection systems
  • Water Utility

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