According to available data, in 2006 the Village of Neguac had 1623 inhabitants. There is a slight decline in the population since in 1996, there were 1735 inhabitants.
While over 92% of residents of Neguac are of Acadian decent, the majority of inhabitants speak both French and English. Statistics Canada estimates that in 2006 over 79% of the population was bilingual and that this number has increased since then. This makes Neguac an excellent fit for companies with French, English or bilingual operations.
The residents of the Village of Neguac are involved in a variety of different professions. The sexes continue to follow traditional lines of employment, however the region’s inhabitants have careers in a range of domains such as medicine, carpentry, the fishery, the law, education and agriculture.
The municipality is presently developing an industrial zone to encourage new businesses to the area. Currently Neguac’s industrial sector boasts:
- A fish processing plant
- A lobster cage fabrication factory
- A concrete production factory
- An oyster factory
- A food processing plant
- A Christmas wreath factory
The territory of the Village of Neguac is comprised of 9,717 km of provincial roads, 8,199 km of regional roads and a local network of 33,091 km. The main road, highway route 11, also know as Principale Street, crosses the village along the coastline.
There are tended sidewalks present along the south side of Principale Street for the central areas of the village. In other areas of the village, pedestrians use the shoulder of the road. At the l’Ile-aux-foins Park there are boardwalks, strictly reserved for pedestrians, that are maintained.
There are no railway tracks within the Village of Neguac. The closest point of access is at the city of Miramichi where service is offered on the popular Halifax-Moncton- Rimouski-Montreal-Toronto-Windsor line.
As Neguac’s rivers and streams are not accessible to boats, marine navigation is reserved for the ocean (Neguac Bay). In order to serve the needs of those using the waterway, primarily fisherman and pleasure boaters, two docks are available along the axis of the L’Eglise and Godin streets. These two docks, managed by the local port authorities, offer services to more than 35 commercial fishermen. There are also infrastructures for pleasure boaters. At the l’Eglise street dock, various services are offered including de-icing, water and electricity.
The airports of Miramichi and Pokemouche are located about 50 km away from the Village of Neguac and offer aerial transportation facilities.
The Bathurst and Greater Moncton airports, both less than two hours away from Neguac, offer service to major urban centers throughout the country.