Comté de Richmond (French)
Siorramachd Richmond (Gaelic)
Location of Richmond County, Nova Scotia
|Incorporated||April 17, 1879|
|• Type||Richmond County Municipal Council|
|• Warden||Brian Marchand|
|• Land||1,249.33 km2 (482.37 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)|
|• Change 2011-16||3.5%|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||ADT (UTC-3)|
|Median Income*||$40,188 CDN|
Richmond County comprises that territory known as the Southern District which was established in 1824 at the time of the dividing of Cape Breton Island into three districts. The boundaries of the Southern District were defined at the time of its establishment. Those same boundaries were determined to be the boundaries of Richmond County by statute in 1847.
Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits:
As a census division in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Richmond County recorded a population of 8,964 living in 3,983 of its 5,122 total private dwellings, a change of −3.5% from its 2011 population of 9,293. With a land area of 1,249.33 km2 (482.37 sq mi), it had a population density of 7.2/km2 (18.6/sq mi) in 2016.
Forming the majority of the Richmond County census division, the Municipality of the County of Richmond recorded a population of 8,458 living in 3,822 of its 4,955 total private dwellings in the 2016 Census of Population, a change of −4% from its 2011 population of 8,812. With a land area of 1,243.72 km2 (480.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 6.8/km2 (17.6/sq mi) in 2016.
|Ethnic Origin||Population||Pct (%)|
|North American Indian||685||7.1%|