Kings County, Prince Edward Island

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Kings County
Prince Edward Island Kings County.svg
Location of Kings County in Prince Edward Island.
Incorporated Towns & Municipalities Three Rivers (town), Souris (town)
Parishes St. Patrick's Parish, East Parish, St. George's Parish, St. Andrew's Parish
Townships and royalties
Area
  Total1,686.34 km2 (651.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2021) [1]
  Total18,327
  Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Average Earnings per capita (2015) [2] $35,947

Kings County (2021 population 18,327 [1] ) is located in eastern Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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It is the province's smallest, most rural and least-populated county. Kings County is also least dependent upon the agriculture industry compared with the other two counties, while being more heavily dependent on the fishery and forest industry. Comparatively large parts of the county are still forested and it hosts the province's largest sawmill. The only heavy industry, aside from forestry and industrial farming, is a small shipyard, although secondary manufacturing has been established in recent years.

The county was named by Capt. Samuel Holland in 1765 for King George III (1738–1820). As such, Kings County's shire town is Georgetown. The largest town is Three Rivers.

Demographics

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
199119,328    
1996 19,561+1.2%
2001 19,180−1.9%
2006 18,608−3.0%
2011 17,990−3.3%
2016 17,160−4.6%
[2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

As a census division in the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Kings County had a population of 18,327 living in 7,678 of its 9,948 total private dwellings, a change of

Communities

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and census division". Canada 2021 Census. Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  2. 1 2 "Census Profile - Kings, CTY, Prince Edward Island (Census division)". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  3. "Census Profile - Kings, CTY, Prince Edward Island (Census division)". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  4. "Census Profile - Kings County, Prince Edward Island (Health region)". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. 2006. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  5. "Community profile - Kings County, Prince Edward Island (County)". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. 2001. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  6. "Electronic Area Profiles - Kings County Prince Edward Island". Canada 1996 Census. Statistics Canada. 1996. Retrieved 24 June 2014.

Coordinates: 46°15′N62°30′W / 46.250°N 62.500°W / 46.250; -62.500