Demographics in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 97,870
Male population 48,115 49.2%
Female population 49,755 50.8%
Average age 43.1
Male population 49.2%
Female population 50.8%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 16,645 17.0%
15 to 24 9,535 9.7%
25 to 34 11,735 12.0%
35 to 44 12,755 13.0%
45 to 54 11,965 12.2%
55 to 64 14,245 14.6%
Over 65 20,995 21.4%
Under 14 17.0%
15 to 24 9.7%
25 to 34 12.0%
35 to 44 13.0%
45 to 54 12.2%
55 to 64 14.6%
Over 65 21.4%
There are 97,870 residents in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, with an average age of 43.1. Males make up 49.2% of the population, while females account for 50.8%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu (20,995 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (16,645 people).

What is the marital status of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu residents?

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% of Total
Married 23,170 28.5%
Common law 23,285 28.7%
Single 22,920 28.2%
Separated 1,140 1.4%
Divorced 6,015 7.4%
Widowed 4,705 5.8%
Married 28.5%
Common law 28.7%
Single 28.2%
Separated 1.4%
Divorced 7.4%
Widowed 5.8%
A total of 22,920 people in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu have never been married (which represents 28.2% of the population). Wedded people in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu (23,170 locals) account for 28.5% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 28.7% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 23,285 people).

What are the employment statistics in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu?

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Unemployment rate 5.8%
% of Total
Management 780 1.6%
Business, finance and administration 8,600 17.0%
Natural and applied sciences 3,505 7.0%
Health 4,250 8.4%
Education, law, community and government services 6,525 12.9%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,230 2.4%
Sales and service 12,320 24.4%
Trades and transport 10,010 19.8%
Natural resources and agriculture 645 1.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 2,590 5.1%
Management 1.6%
Business, finance and administration 17.0%
Natural and applied sciences 7.0%
Health 8.4%
Education, law, community and government services 12.9%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.4%
Sales and service 24.4%
Trades and transport 19.8%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 5.1%
Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu has an unemployment rate of 5.8%. Regarding the most common jobs in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (12,320 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (10,010 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (8,600 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu?

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% of Total
English 3,000 3.1%
French 92,690 95.7%
English and French 995 1.0%
Neither English nor French 150 0.2%
The majority of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu residents (that’s 95.7%) speak French.

What is the median household income in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu?

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Median household income $74,500
Median after-tax household income $64,500
The median household income in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu is $74,500, while the median after-tax household income sits at $64,500 per year.

How many households are there in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 42,910
Owned households 25,725 60.0%
Rented households 17,185 40.0%
Owned households 60.0%
Rented households 40.0%

Household size

Average household size 2.2
% of Total
1 person 14,455 33.7%
2 person 15,200 35.4%
3 person 5,745 13.4%
4 person 5,035 11.7%
5 person 2,475 5.8%
1 person 33.7%
2 person 35.4%
3 person 13.4%
4 person 11.7%
5 person 5.8%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 6,950 16.2%
35 to 44 7,445 17.4%
45 to 54 7,005 16.3%
55 to 64 8,750 20.4%
Over 65 12,755 29.7%
Under 34 16.2%
35 to 44 17.4%
45 to 54 16.3%
55 to 64 20.4%
Over 65 29.7%
There is a total of 42,910 households in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, 60% of which are owner-occupied and 40% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu is 2.2 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (15,200 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (14,455 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, at 29.7%.

What are the housing characteristics in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 2,990 7.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 4,820 11.2%
Between 1961 and 1970 4,260 9.9%
Between 1971 and 1980 7,700 17.9%
Between 1981 and 1990 6,630 15.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 5,410 12.6%
Between 2001 and 2010 6,335 14.8%
After 2011 4,780 11.1%
Before 1945 7.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 11.2%
Between 1961 and 1970 9.9%
Between 1971 and 1980 17.9%
Between 1981 and 1990 15.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 12.6%
Between 2001 and 2010 14.8%
After 2011 11.1%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 175 0.4%
1 bedroom 5,305 12.4%
2 bedrooms 13,650 31.8%
3 bedrooms 14,425 33.6%
4 or more bedroom 9,360 21.8%
No bedrooms 0.4%
1 bedroom 12.4%
2 bedrooms 31.8%
2 bedrooms 33.6%
4 or more bedroom 21.8%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 21,495 50.1%
Apartments 160 0.4%
Attached homes 20,555 47.9%
Movable homes 710 1.6%
Single-detached homes 50.1%
Apartments 0.4%
Attached homes 47.9%
Movable homes 1.6%
Median home value $348,000
Average home value $377,600

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 30,175 70.3%
Major repairs 2,440 5.7%
Minor repairs 10,295 24.0%
Regular maintenance 70.3%
Minor repairs 24.0%
Major repairs 5.7%
Single-detached houses account for 50.1% of the residential buildings in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. Apartments make up 0.4% of the Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $348,000 and the average figure sits at $377,600. Of all the properties in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, 3 bedrooms units include 14,425 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 13,650 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (70.3%) and minor repairs (24%).

What is the education level in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu?

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% of Total
No diploma 15,780 20.0%
High school diploma 19,210 24.3%
Apprenticeship diploma 14,835 18.8%
College diploma 14,445 18.3%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2,545 3.2%
University degree 12,265 15.5%
No diploma 20.0%
High school diploma 24.3%
Apprenticeship diploma 18.8%
College diploma 18.3%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.2%
University degree 15.5%
Approximately 24.3% of the population in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu has a high school diploma (that’s 19,210 residents). Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu locals holding a college diploma (14,445 people) account for 18.3% of the resident pool. Additionally, 15.5% of them hold a university degree (12,265 people).

What is the average commute time in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu?

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Average commute time 22 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 36,985 91.7%
By public transit 1,180 2.9%
By bicycle/by walking 1,730 4.3%
By other methods 420 1.0%
By car, truck or van 91.7%
By public transit 2.9%
By bicycle/by walking 4.3%
By other methods 1.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 21,370 61.4%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 13,335 38.3%
Commute to a different province 75 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 61.4%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 38.3%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 15,895 39.4%
15 to 29 minutes 11,000 27.3%
30 to 44 minutes 7,895 19.6%
45 to 59 minutes 3,460 8.6%
More than 60 minutes 2,065 5.1%
Less than 15 minutes 39.4%
15 to 29 minutes 27.3%
30 to 44 minutes 19.6%
45 to 59 minutes 8.6%
More than 60 minutes 5.1%
Most employed people in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu (15,895 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (11,000 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu is 22 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu locals commute within the same municipality to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2021).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.