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Vitré

Surface area of Vitré: 3,719ha.

  • Vitré’s average altitude is about 89m (Place de la Gare).
  • The highest point, 127m, is located in the ‘Les Ménardières’ business park on Rue Pierre et Marie Curie.
  • Its lowest point, 67m, is near the company SVA (Société Vitréenne d’Abattage) under the bypass viaduct.

Population:

Vitré is currently home to 17,393 inhabitants.
In 2007 (INSEE census), Vitré had 16,691 inhabitants. In 8 years, from 1999, the town’s population grew by 1,977 inhabitants. A third of the population is under the age of 20.
In 1789, just before the Revolution, Vitré was home to 10,850 inhabitants. The post-revolutionary period saw a slight decrease in the population, and under the Second French Empire, in 1861, Vitré had a population of 8,904.
Up until World War I, moderate but steady growth took the population to 10,613 (in 1911). The consequences of the war and the economic crisis left the town with just 8,506 inhabitants at the time of World War II (1936 census).
Following this time, the population’s initially steady growth accelerated and in 1990 the census counted 14,490 people. Vitré’s three cantons (Vitré-ouest, Vitré-est and Argentré-du-Plessis) are home to 42,113 inhabitants.

Population distribution (1999 census- source: INSEE):

  • 15,324 inhabitants
  • 7,529 men
  • 7,795 women
  • 6,437 households

Distribution by age on 31 December 1999:

  • 0-19: 3,653
  • 20-39: 4,698
  • 40-59: 3,667
  • 60-74: 1,989
  • 75 and over: 1,317

Population distribution (2007 census- source: INSEE):

  • 16,428 inhabitants
  • 8,178 men
  • 8,513 women
  • 7,420 households

Distribution by age on 31 December 2007:

  • 0-15: 2,820
  • 15-24: 2,309
  • 25-54: 6,954
  • 55 and over: 4,607

In Ille-et-Vilaine
1,011,165 inhabitants in 2012, 55,316 more than in 2007.

A dynamic economy

Unemployment rate for Vitré and the surrounding area: 5.7% (significantly lower than the national average).

(Source: MEEF)

Brittany’s leading industrial area: 43.1% of workers are employed in industry

Second youngest area of Brittany (Brittany is divided up into 21 different areas)