Canaan, Connecticut

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Canaan, Connecticut

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High Points

Canaan strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 9% Canaan College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Canaan, Connecticut

Comparing Canaan to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Senior Citizens 5 7
Racial Diversity 5 1
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


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Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 5 3


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College Educated Adults 10 6


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10

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Canaan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles N of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06018, 06031
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.027
Longitude -73.329

Canaan Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
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Canaan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,081 100%
Male 527 48.8%
Female 554 51.2%
Under 18 255 23.6%
18+ 826 76.4%
65+ 154 14.2%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,049 97%
African-American 16 1.5%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 9 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Canaan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,101
Growth 20
Growth % 1.9%

Canaan Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 16.7%
English 13.5%
German 10.5%
Italian 7.8%
US/American 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
Polish 5.4%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Scottish 4%
Russian 3.3%
French Canadian 3.1%
Swedish 3.1%
Hungarian 2.2%
Dutch 2%
European 1.5%
Swiss 1.5%
Norwegian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
British 1%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Eastern European 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Syrian 0.6%
Slovak 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Canaan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Falls Village (06031)
South Canaan (06031)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Canaan Public Libraries

David M. Hunt Library
Canaan, Connecticut
(860) 824-7424

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Serves 594 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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