Canaan, Vermont

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Canaan Almanac

Category Value
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 05903
P.O. Box Zip Codes 05901
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.95
Longitude -71.63

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 8 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 50 F
Jul Temp 54 to 77 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 24 to 46 F
Jul Temp 52 to 74 F
Oct Temp 32 to 51 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Station BERLIN
Distance 41 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
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Canaan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,078 100%
Male 539 50%
Female 539 50%
Under 18 290 26.9%
18+ 788 73.1%
65+ 149 13.8%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,033 95.8%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 33 3.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Canaan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,116
Growth 38
Growth % 3.5%

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
French (except Basque) 30.4%
French Canadian 16.4%
English 13.7%
US/American 9.4%
Irish 8.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
German 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.7%
Canadian 3.2%
Scottish 1.7%
Lebanese 0.9%
Polish 0.6%
Russian 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
African 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Canaan 1,078 $36,705
Derby Line 776 $37,375
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Canaan High Schools (2004)

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Serves 278 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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