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Digby County, Nova Scotia

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Dec 16, 2021

Digby County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

County in Nova Scotia, Canada
Digby County
Comté de Digby  (French)

Location of Digby County, Nova Scotia
Coordinates:

44.3°N 65.8°W / 44.3; -65.8

Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
District
municipalities
Clare / Digby
Towns Digby
Established 1837
Divided into District Municipalities April 17, 1879
Electoral Districts      
Federal
West Nova
Provincial Digby-Annapolis / Clare
Area

[1]
  Land 2,515.23 km2 (971.14 sq mi)
Population

 (2016)[1][2]
  Total 17,323
  Density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
  Change 2011-16

4.0%
  Census Rankings
 District municipalities
 Clare
 Digby
 Towns
 Digby
 Reserves
 Bear River 6

 
 
 
8,813 (431 of 5,008)
7,986 (458 of 5,008)

2,092 (2,074 of 5,008)

101 (4,415 of 5,008)

Time zone UTC-4 (AST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s) 902
Dwellings 9927
Median Income* $38,284 CDN
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

. . . Digby County, Nova Scotia . . .

It was named after the Township of Digby; this was named in honour of Rear Admiral Robert Digby, who dispatched HMS Atalanta to convey Loyalists from New York City in the spring of 1783 to Conway, which became known as Digby, as part of their evacuation and resettlement following the American Revolutionary War. The Crown resettled thousands of Loyalists in Nova Scotia and other areas of Canada. Digby County was established in 1837. Previously, from August 17, 1759, when Nova Scotia was first divided into counties, this area had been part of Annapolis County.

In 1861, Digby County was divided into two sessional districts: Digby and Clare. These were eventually incorporated as district municipalities in 1879.

In addition to these two district municipalities, the county contains the Town of Digby and part of the Bear River Indian (First Nations) reserve. Also, there is Digby Neck leading into the Bay of Fundy to Long Island and Brier Island.

As a census division in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Digby County recorded a population of 17,323 living in 8,043 of its 9,927 total private dwellings, a change of -4% from its 2011 population of 18,036. With a land area of 2,516.43 km2 (971.60 sq mi), it had a population density of 6.9/km2 (17.8/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

Population trend[4][5]

Census Population Change (%)
2016 17,323 4.0%
2011 18,036 5.0%
2006 18,992 2.8%
2001 19,548 4.6%
1996 20,500 3.8%
1991 21,195 3.1%
1986 21,852 0.8%
1981 21,689 11.4%
1941 19,472 6.1%
1931 18,353 6.8%
1921 19,612 2.8%
1911 20,167 0.8%
1901 20,322 1.7%
1891 19,987 0.03%
1881 19,981 17.3%
1871 17,037 N/A

Mother tongue language (2011)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
English only 11,850 66.65%
French only 5,430 30.54%
Non-official languages 190 1.07%
Multiple responses 305 1.72%

Ethnic Groups (2006)[7]

Ethnic Origin Population Pct (%)
Canadian 9,265 49.5%
French 6,795 36.3%
English 5,000 26.7%
Scottish 2,655 14.2%
Irish 2,295 12.3%
Acadian 2,150 11.5%
German 1,235 6.6%
North American Indian 1,035 5.5%
Métis 830 4.4%
Dutch (Netherlands) 635 3.4%

. . . Digby County, Nova Scotia . . .

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. . . Digby County, Nova Scotia . . .