New Brunswick has a total population of 719,710 people. The capital city is Fredericton, with a total population of 81,346. The total area of the province is 18,015,566 acres. Of this, 49% is Crown Land. 47% of the Crown Land is held by the Provincial government; the remaining 2% is held by the Federal government.
How New Brunswick is owned
The Crown is the owner of all physical land in New Brunswick. Just over half of New Brunswick has been ‘dedicated’ or let in freehold tenure, with 49% of the Province still directly owned Crown land administered by the Provincial Government
Freehold Home tenure
There are 283,820 dwellings in New Brunswick. Of these, 209,025 are held in freehold tenure by the resident occupant. 74% of people in New Brunswick have freehold tenure
There are two National Parks in New Brunswick, covering a total of 109,729 acres.
There are 3,034 farms in New Brunswick. These cover a total area of 958,879 acres. The average size of each farm is 316 acres. 2,909 of these farms are owned by the individual operator, covering a total of 800,478 acres. The remaining farms are rented or leased and cover 158,401 acres.
The principle minerals mined in New Brunswick are zinc, potash, lead, silver, peat, copper, and coal. The most significant mine is the Brunswick zinc mine.
Total Forest Land held by the Province: 7,373,464 acres
Forest Land held by the Federal Government:
Federal Aboriginal Land: 4,942 acres
Other Federal Land: 323,701 acres.
Total: 328,643 acres
Privately held Land (held by individuals, companies, municipalities):
Industrial: 3,170,293 acres
Nonindustrial: 4,462,626 acres
Total: 7,632,919 acres
Percentage of land held by the Provincial Government: 48%
Percentage of land held by the Federal Government: 1%
Percentage of Forest Land Privately held: 51%
Percentage of Industrial Private landholders: 42% (highest province).