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Demographic
Total population 303 730
Immigrant population 4.6%
Population by mother tongue:
French 88.7%
English 7.0%
Other 3.5%
Multiple responses 0.7%
Income per person (age 15 and up)
Percentage income by income range
No revenue 4.8%
Under $10,000 18.9%
$10,000 to $19,999 22.7%
$20,000 to $29,999 17.5%
$30,000 to $39,999 14.3%
$40,000 to $49,999 9.0%
$50,000 to $59,999 5.0%
$60,000 and over 7.9%
Average revenue $29,214
Median revenue $23,170
Household revenue
Average income by income range
Under $10,000 1.9%
$10,000 to $19,999 5.0%
$20,000 to $29,999 11.4%
$30,000 to $39,999 12.9%
$40,000 to $49,999 13.6%
$50,000 to $59,999 11.8%
$60,000 to $69,999 10.0%
$70,000 to $79,999 9.6%
$80,000 to $89,999 6.3%
$90,000 to $99,999 4.7%
$100,000 and more 13.8%
Average revenue $64,206
Median revenue $54,284
Climate
Average daily temperature
July min.: 11.4°C/max.: 24.7°C
January min.: -18°C/max.: -5.7°C
Average snowfall 873.9 mm
Average rainfall 294.3 cm
Lodging
Average price of a house (purchase) $154,095
Average rental cost (by month) $501
Occupancy type
Rental 38.3%
Owned 61.7%
Education
Master's students 7208
Doctoral students 1228
Highest available degree of education University
Universities 2
Number of students 38 270
Cégeps and colleges 4
Number of students 7725
Professional development centres 9
Number of students 3023
Health
Number of hospitals 4
Number of university hospitals 2 (across 6 sites)
Total number of beds 1963
CSSS points of service 18
Number of private clinics 47
Job market
Active population 252 000
Working population 148 000
Full-time 113 900
Part-time 34 100
Unemployment rate 6.50%
Employment rate 59%
Local government
Provincial Government
Ridings MNAs
Sherbrooke Jean Charest, Liberal Party of Québec
Orford Pierre Reid, Liberal Party of Québec
Brome-Missisquoi Pierre Paradis, Liberal Party of Québec
Johnson Étienne-Alexis  Boucher, Parti Québécois
Mégantic - Compton Johanne Gonthier, Liberal Party of Québec
Richmond Yvon Vallières, Liberal Party of Québec
Shefford François Bonnardel, Action démocratique du Québec
Saint-François Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Liberal Party of Québec
Federal Government
Ridings MPs
Sherbrooke Serge Cardin, Bloc Québécois
Compton - Stanstead France Bonsant, Bloc Québécois
Brome-Missisquoi Christian Ouellet, Bloc Québécois
Mégantic - L'Érable Christian Paradis, Conservative
Shefford Robert Vincent, Bloc Québécois
Other
Gas
Rates Rate 1: $0.56361/m3 (medium-sized business)
Electricity
Rate M: $0.42312/m3 (large business)

Unless otherwise indicated, most data is sourced from the most recent census (2006).