Canaan, Maine

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Canaan, Maine

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Comparative Profile of Canaan, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Age of the Population 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 5
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 7 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 3
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 7
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Affordability of Rents 4 7
People Living Alone 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,017 100%
Male 998 49.5%
Female 1,019 50.5%
Under 18 539 26.7%
18+ 1,478 73.3%
65+ 171 8.5%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,974 97.9%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.5%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 27 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.2%

Estimated Canaan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,028
Growth 11
Growth % 0.5%

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
English 25.2%
US/American 16%
Irish 15.6%
French (except Basque) 13%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
French Canadian 4.7%
German 4.3%
Italian 4.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Swedish 1.7%
Portuguese 1.7%
Scottish 1.6%
Dutch 0.8%
Polish 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Lebanese 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Syrian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Canaan 2,017 $31,818
Burnham 1,142 $33,580
Clinton 3,340 $37,652
Cornville 1,208 $41,875
Fairfield 6,573 $43,533
Pittsfield 4,214 $40,612
Skowhegan 8,824 $35,880

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Canaan Public Library
Canaan, Maine
(207) 474-6397

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