Population 63,500 (in 2011). Average population growth since 2001: +8% per year. Density: 152 persons per sq. mi.
Joliette is located in southwest Quebec, Canada. It is approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast ofMontreal, on the L'Assomption River and is the seat of the Regional County Municipality of Joliette. The city is home to the Joliette Art Museum, whose works of art include paintings, sculptures, paper artwork and a large collection of art from the French Middle Ages. Joliette has three francophone high schools and one anglophone high school as well as the Joliette campus of the Cégep régional de Lanaudière. The city of Joliette was founded as L'Industrie by businessman Barthélemy Joliette in 1823 and was incorporated in 1863. The city's economy is mainly in the manufacturing and service sectors. The largest gravel manufacturer in the area, Graybec, is located in Joliette and exploits a huge quarry just outside the city.
Joliette is located in Joliette county, Quebec, In its early days it was called "Industry Village". It was founded by the Hon. Barthélemi Joliette, a descendant of Louis Joliette, or Jolliet, the famous Canadian explorer of the seventeenth century. About the place is a series of forests, lakes and mountains which afford superb fishing and hunting.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 396p., 306-307. area.