North Canaan, Connecticut

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North Canaan, Connecticut

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Comparative Profile of North Canaan, Connecticut

Comparing North 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
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to State
Age of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 8 10
Racial Diversity 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 8
Male Share of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


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Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 4 2


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College Educated Adults 8 3


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8

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North Canaan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles N of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06018
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.02
Longitude -73.33

North Canaan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.2 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 6.9 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 18.9 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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North Canaan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,350 100%
Male 1,611 48.1%
Female 1,739 51.9%
Under 18 780 23.3%
18+ 2,570 76.7%
65+ 637 19%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.98
White 3,247 96.9%
African-American 40 1.2%
Asian 6 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 13 0.4%
Mixed Race 38 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 79 2.4%

Estimated North Canaan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,392
Growth 42
Growth % 1.3%

North 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
Italian 20.4%
Irish 16.3%
US/American 11.6%
English 10.2%
German 8.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
Swedish 4.6%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
French Canadian 2.9%
Polish 2.6%
Scottish 1.7%
Russian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
Lebanese 1%
Swiss 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
British 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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North Canaan Public Libraries

Douglas Library
108 MAIN ST.
North Canaan, Connecticut
(860) 824-7863

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