The population of most western municipalities of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell has grown since 2011, while growth was generally slower in eastern municipalities in the counties.

The Nation Municipality has been growing quickly, with the population of the municipality increasing by almost 10 per cent between 2011 and 2016. Russell Township’s population also jumped, increasing by 8.3 per cent since 2011.

Clarence-Rockland and Alfred-Plantagenet each grew by a little over five per cent, slightly above Canada’s overall population increase of five per cent since 2011. The population grew by 1.6 per cent in Champlain Township, but decreased in East Hawkesbury and Hawkesbury, as well as in Casselman.

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell, as a whole, grew in population by 4.6 per cent, compared with 2 per cent growth in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. North Glengarry’s population has decreased by 1.4 per cent since 2011.

In Western Quebec, Grenville’s population grew by 8.5 per cent, and Lachute and Grenville-sur-la-Rouge also saw increases.

These population statistics are the first data available from the 2016 census, and were published by Statistics Canada on February 8. Canada’s population in 2016 was 35,151,728.


Municipality Population in 2016 Per cent change since 2011
Prescott and Russell 89,333 4.6
The Nation Municipality 12,808 9.8
Russell Township 16,520 8.3
City of Clarence-Rockland 24,512 5.7
Alfred-Plantagenet 9,680 5.3
Champlain Township 8,706 1.6
East Hawkesbury 3,296 -1.2
Village of Casselman 3,548 -2.2
Town of Hawkesbury 10,263 -2.7
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 113,429 2
North Glengarry 10,109 -1.4
Grenville, Quebec 1,711 8.5
Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Quebec 2,824 2.8
Lachute 12,862 2.5