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As of January 1, 2007, according to the Ministère des Affaires municipales et des Régions of Quebec, the population of the City of Westmount was 19,701 residents.
Westmount – Ville Marie – Population: 97,226
This is an affluent central Montreal riding. It spreads from the St. Lawrence River, Highway 10, Highway 720 and the Lachine Canal in the northeast, to Avenue Beaconsfield and Avenue Hingston in the south, Côte-St-Luc Road, Chemin Queen-Mary, Chemin Kingston, the limit of Westmount and Avenue Des Pins West in the northwest and Boulevard St-Laurent, Rue St-Antoine Est, Rue Berri and Bassin de l’Horloge in the north.
The average family income in this riding is among the highest in Canada at $110,968, and the unemployment rate is 8.9 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, 37 per cent have English as a first language, while only 29 per cent have French — the third lowest in Quebec. More than 29 per cent have a first language other than English or French and there are significant Chinese and Italian communities. The total immigrant population is more than 32 per cent. More than 40 per cent of the population have university degrees, the highest rate of any riding in Canada.
St-Henri-Westmount was created in 1976 and consisted of 70 per cent of Westmount, 21 per cent of St-Henri, and five per cent of Lasalle-Emard-Côte-St Paul. In 1996, parts of Notre-Dame, Laurier-Ste-Marie and Outremont were added and the riding was named Westmount-Ville-Marie. In 2004, 83 per cent of Westmount-Ville-Marie was combined with 19 per cent of Notre-Dame-de-Grâces-Lachine.