The Rural Municipality of Caron No. 162 (2016 population: 576) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 7 and SARM Division No. 2. It is located in the southwest portion of the province.
The RM of Caron No. 162 incorporated as a rural municipality on December 9, 1912.
The burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), an endangered animal, makes its home in this area. As well, the smooth arid goosefoot (Chenopodium subglabrum) and long-billed curlew (Numenius americanus) is of special concern in the ecoregion.
Communities and localities
The following urban municipalities are surrounded by the RM.
VillagesCaronportThe following unincorporated communities are within the RM.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Caron No. 162 recorded a population of 576 living in 216 of its 234 total private dwellings, a 11.6% change from its 2011 population of 516. With a land area of 569.87 km2 (220.03 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.0/km2 (2.6/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Caron No. 162 recorded a population of 516, a 3.2% change from its 2006 population of 500. With a land area of 569.87 km2 (220.03 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.9/km2 (2.3/sq mi) in 2011.
Besant Park Campground and Recreation Area is along the Trans Canada Highway.
The RM of Caron No. 162 is governed by an elected municipal council and an appointed administrator that meets on the second Thursday of every month. The reeve of the RM is Gregory McKeown while its administrator is John Morris. The RM's office is located in Moose Jaw.