According to data from the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the population of the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean region, in 2010, is 273 000 residents. The population is spread out over four regional sectors (Municipalité régionale de comté) including the greater urban centre of Saguenay. Close to 60% of the population is concentrated in the area of greater Saguenay and the remaining 40% is dispersed around the municipalities of Lac Saint-Jean.