Sutton, Quebec

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Sutton
City
Main Street (Quebec Route 139)
Main Street (Quebec Route 139)
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Sutton is located in Southern Quebec
Sutton
Sutton
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°06′N 72°37′W / 45.100°N 72.617°W / 45.100; -72.617Coordinates: 45°06′N 72°37′W / 45.100°N 72.617°W / 45.100; -72.617[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMBrome-Missisquoi
Settled1802
ConstitutedJuly 4, 2002
Government[2][3]
 • MayorPierre Pelland
 • Federal ridingBrome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. ridingBrome-Missisquoi
Area[2][4]
 • Total248.50 km2 (95.95 sq mi)
 • Land246.54 km2 (95.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total3,906
 • Density15.8/km2 (41/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011Increase 2.7%
 • Dwellings3,507
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s)J0E 2K0
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 139
Route 215
Websitewww.sutton.ca
 
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Sutton
City
Main Street (Quebec Route 139)
Main Street (Quebec Route 139)
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.
Sutton is located in Southern Quebec
Sutton
Sutton
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°06′N 72°37′W / 45.100°N 72.617°W / 45.100; -72.617Coordinates: 45°06′N 72°37′W / 45.100°N 72.617°W / 45.100; -72.617[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMBrome-Missisquoi
Settled1802
ConstitutedJuly 4, 2002
Government[2][3]
 • MayorPierre Pelland
 • Federal ridingBrome—Missisquoi
 • Prov. ridingBrome-Missisquoi
Area[2][4]
 • Total248.50 km2 (95.95 sq mi)
 • Land246.54 km2 (95.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total3,906
 • Density15.8/km2 (41/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011Increase 2.7%
 • Dwellings3,507
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s)J0E 2K0
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 139
Route 215
Websitewww.sutton.ca

Sutton is a town situated in southwestern Quebec. It is part of the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality in the administrative region of the Montérégie. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 3,906. Historically, Sutton is considered to be part of the Eastern Townships.

History[edit]

Like many other towns and villages in the Eastern Townships, Sutton became home to many loyalists, following the American Revolution. In 1799 the first recorded loyalists immigrated to the area, among them Richard Shepherd, originally of New Hampshire. During the 19th century, new buildings were erected to serve the town's growing population, among them a school in 1808 (located on the road linking the town to nearby Abercorn) as well as the town hall built in 1859. In the decades that followed, Protestant and Roman Catholic churches were built as well as a railway station.[5]

Sutton officially became a municipality in 1892, and later a town in 1962. In 2002, the township of Sutton merged with the town of Sutton,[6] roughly doubling the town's population, and vastly expanding the town's area. The economy has moved from one largely based on farming to one that is heavily reliant on tourism due to the opening of SUTTON ski resort in 1960. More recently Sutton has also become a popular destination for road biking, hiking and visits to vineyards making it an all-year tourist destination.

Geography[edit]

Sutton is located on the border with Vermont, 110 kilometres (68 mi) southeast of Montreal, 400 kilometres (250 mi) northwest of Boston, Massachusetts and 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Sherbrooke.

Sutton is also situated in close proximity to Mont Sutton, which has an altitude of 968 metres (3,176 ft), and is a popular Ski resort for tourists.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

According to 2011 Census data, Sutton has one of the highest median ages in Canada, at 54.8 years. A sizable percentage of the town's population is composed of artists, the highest proportion in Canada.[8]

Historical Census Data - Sutton, Quebec[11]
YearPop.  ±%  
19911,587—    
19961,617+1.9%
YearPop.  ±%  
20011,631+0.9%
2002M3,524+116.1%
YearPop.  ±%  
20063,805+8.0%
20113,906+2.7%
(M) merger with township of Sutton in 2002.

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Sutton, Quebec[11]
CensusTotal
French
English
French & English
Other
YearResponsesCountTrendPop %CountTrendPop %CountTrendPop %CountTrendPop %
2011
3,815
2,295Decrease 1.9%60.16%1,255Increase 8.2%32.90%75Increase 7.1%1.97%190Increase 15.2%4.98%
2006
3,735
2,340Increase 205.9%62.65%1,160Increase 60.0%31.06%70Increase 133.3%1.87%165Increase 312.5%4.42%
2001
1,560
765Increase 4.1%49.04%725Increase 6.6%46.47%30Decrease 60.0%1.92%40Decrease 20.0%2.56%
1996
1,540
735n/a47.73%680n/a44.16%75n/a4.87%50n/a3.25%

Much like many other communities in the southwestern quadrant of the province, Sutton has historically been an anglophone enclave in a predominantly francophone province. Today anglophones make up only 33% of the population, compared to 60% for francophones and 5% for allophones.

Due to a large amount of Swiss people in the town, Sutton has many people who speak German. Every year Swiss National Day is celebrated at Mont Sutton ski resort on the last Saturday in July.

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