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People

Total Population 2,277
Male Share of the Population 54%
Female Share of the Population 46%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 986
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 57.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,900
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $782
Median House Value $101,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
US/American 0%
English 17.6%
Irish 21.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Canaan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 83 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 182 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 04924
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.761
Longitude -69.561

Canaan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MADISON
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station CORINNA
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station DOVER-FOXCROFT
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burnham 1,213 $45,074
Clinton 1,076 $59,861
Cornville 1,257 $54,375
Fairfield 3,105 $45,870
Pittsfield 3,110 $51,276
Skowhegan 6,260 $32,450

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Canaan Public Library
288 MAIN STREET
Canaan, Maine
(207) 474-6397

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