Verchères

DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOCULTURAL DEMOGRAPHICS

Total population: 5,695 people

Youth (0 to 14 years): 18.8% (17.1% on the South Shore)

Seniors (65 and over): 14.3% (14.4% on the South Shore)

People living alone: 9.8% (11.2% on the South Shore)

Seniors living alone: 23.4% (26.7% on the South Shore)

Families with children: 56.2% (60.8% on the South Shore)

Single-parent families: 24.7% (23.0% on the South Shore)

Immigrants: 2.0% (11.3% on the South Shore)

New immigrants: 0.2% (2.1% on the South Shore)

Visible minorities: 1.0% (10.3% on the South Shore)


SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS AND LIVING CONDITIONS

People 15 and older without a diploma or degree (low education level): 21.7% (19.6% on the South Shore)

Low-income individuals: 495, or 8.8% (12.1% on the South Shore)

Children under 6 from a low-income family: 0, or 2% (11.4% on the South Shore)

Low-income Seniors: 40, or 4.6% (14.9% on the South Shore)

Renter households: 20.2% (29.9% on the South Shore)

Renter households that dedicate 30% or more of income to housing: 28.3% (35.7% on the South Shore)

People who have moved over the past 5 years: 34.5% (36.1% on the South Shore)

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census, National Household Survey

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