New Brunswick is a province located along Canada’s east coast. It is one of the three Maritime provinces of the nation. New Brunswick is the 11th largest province in the nation by area with a total area of 28,150 square miles. Estimates taken in 2018 show that the population of New Brunswick is 761,214, making it the 8th most populous province in Canada.
Over 65% of the population reside in New Brunswick’s 107 municipalities. There are three major urban areas – Greater Saint John, Greater Moncton and Greater Fredericton – which together are home to over 300,000 people. About 60% of the population has roots in the British Isles, while 31% are French Canadian or Acadian. Other ethnicities in the province include First Nations, Asian Canadian, Irish and other European nations. Both English and French are official languages in New Brunswick and it is the only province in the nation to be bilingual. Approximately 34% of the population speaks both languages.
When it comes to religion, 84% of the people of New Brunswick are Christian. Over 50% of these people are Roman Catholic, while other religious affiliations include Baptist, Anglican and the United Church of Canada. Looking at the economy, agriculture is a very important industry for the province, employing over 13,000 New Brunswickers. Other important industries to the province’s economy include forestry, mining, fisheries and tourism.
The population of New Brunswick is estimated to be 761,214, which reflects growth since the 747,101 recorded in 2016. The province has seen its population grow steadily since the 1850s. With prosperous industries, beautiful historic sites, events, festivals and a quality education system, the population of New Brunswick will only continue to grow into the future.