The Town of Sutton has been expanding since its merger with the Township of Sutton in 2002. The town has many tourist attractions that are unique to Quebec, and its natural landscape makes it a beautiful place to live in or visit. The following profile is based on a feasibility study completed in 2008 by management and operations company Sogep and is only a portion of the complete study.

Sutton’s total population from 1991 to 2011

1991 1996 2001 2006 2011
3084 3318 3524 3805 3906

Rate of population growth from 2001 to 2006 by sector

Sutton Total Rural Sutton Sutton Mountain Sutton Village
8,2% 6,0% 19,8% 7,0%

Mother tongue

Source: Institut national de santé publique Québec, 2011

Knowledge of languages

Source: Institut national de santé publique Québec, 2011

Changes by type of population from 1996 to 2011

Type of population 1996 2006 2011
Age 14 and under 535 480 435
15-24 310 350 310
25-54 1390 2310 1215
55-64 400 780 905
65 and over 685 815 1035

Source: Plania, 2010, Plan diagnostique du territoire de la ville de Sutton, Ville de Sutton et Statistiques Canada, Recensement 2011

Standardized average assessment per dwelling

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The population of the Town of Sutton is rising quickly, with the sharpest increase of the 20 municipalities in the Brome-Missisquoi MRC. The overall population of the MRC has only risen slightly.
The Town of Sutton has the largest area of any municipality in the MRC.
The proportion of cottagers is significant — the seasonal population accounts for more than half the town.
Sutton’s population is aging. The percentage of children, teenagers and young adults is lower than that of the province of Quebec, whereas the percentage of adults (age 44 and up) and retirees is higher.
Bilingualism is an important feature of the town: 69% of Sutton’s population speaks both French and English, which is much higher than in the rest of Quebec (41%).
The level of education of Sutton’s population is in line with the Quebec average.
The population (persons, families and households), although not as economically active, has a higher average income compared to the rest of Quebec and even more so when compared to the rest of the Brome-Missisquoi MRC.
Culture occupies a significant place in the Brome-Missisquoi region and the Town of Sutton, in particular.
The number of children and teenagers enrolled in Sutton’s two school boards is projected to decline overall by 2021. The decline is expected to be greater among anglophone students (-81) than francophone students (-117). This decline will be much more significant at the high school level (-1062).