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People

Total Population 3,898
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,033
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 57.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.2%
Median Earnings25+ $36,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,171
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,923

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,917
% Above Poverty Level 86.7%
% Below Poverty Level 13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,070
Median House Value $182,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 19.1%
Irish 20.6%

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

Canaan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grafton
Standard Zip Codes 03741
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.647
Longitude -72.012

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 GRAFTON
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 27 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 57 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Station HANOVER
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station LEBANON MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dorchester 315 $56,458
Enfield 4,557 $78,937
Grafton 1,192 $61,779
Hebron 602 $65,278
Orange 279 $75,625
Springfield 1,312 $77,734

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

Canaan Public Libraries

Library
Canaan Town Library
1173 U.S. RT 4
Canaan, New Hampshire
(603) 523-9650

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Canaan High Schools

MASCOMA VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH
RR 1 BOX 168A
603-632-4308
Serves 462 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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