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People

Total Population 322
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 19.9%
Employed Population 16+ 148
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 48.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 3.4%
Median Earnings25+ $26,688
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,179
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 28%
Median Gross Rent $617
Median House Value $100,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
US/American 0%
English 36%
Irish 16.8%

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

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station COLEBROOK
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
Station FIRST CONN LAKE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Derby Line 814 $62,656

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

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Canaan High Schools

CANAAN SCHOOLS
99 SCHOOL STREET
802-266-8910
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 278 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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