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Lanark County
—  County  —
Nickname(s): The Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario
Location of Lanark County
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County seat Perth
Municipalities
Area [1]
 - Land 2,979.14 km2 (1,150.25 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 63,785
 - Density 21.4/km2 (55.5/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website Lanark County website

Lanark County is a county located in the Canadian province of Ontario. As of 2006, the population is 63,785. Its county seat is Perth.

The county took its name from the town of Lanark in Scotland.

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Geography

According to Statistics Canada, the county has a total area of 1,150.25 square miles (2,979.13 km2).[1]It is located in the subregion of Southern Ontario named Eastern Ontario.

Economy

The county is one of the top centres of maple syrup production in Ontario and describes itself as "The Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario".

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2001, there were 62,495 people, 23,905 households, and 18,090 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 inhabitants per square mile (21 /km2). There are 27,781 housing units.

There were 23,905 households out of which 32.54% had children living with them, 32.54% were married couples living together, 23.32% are one-person households, and 12.31% are other household types.

In the county, the population was spread out with 19.68% of the population under the age of 15, 11.78% from 15 to 24, 27.39% from 25 to 44, 25.85% from 45 to 64, and 15.28% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.

The median income for a household in the county was $49,701, and the median income for a family was $56,873. Males have an average income of $45,494 versus $33,525 for females.

Incorporated municipalities within Lanark County

While the town of Smiths Falls is physically within the boundaries of the county, it is a separated municipality and is not under the administration of the county government.

Original townships

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