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People

Total Population322
Male Share of the Population52.5%
Female Share of the Population47.5%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+148
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married48.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher3.4%
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 Level80.1%
% Below Poverty Level19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$617
Median House Value$100,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.4%
US/American0%
English36%
Irish16.8%

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

Canaan Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyEssex
Standard Zip Codes05903
P.O. Box Zip Codes05901
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude44.95
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)

StationCOLEBROOK
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp0 to 24 F
Apr Temp28 to 50 F
Jul Temp54 to 77 F
Oct Temp33 to 54 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationFIRST CONN LAKE
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp-3 to 21 F
Apr Temp24 to 46 F
Jul Temp52 to 74 F
Oct Temp32 to 51 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches
StationBERLIN
Distance41 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp30 to 51 F
Jul Temp55 to 78 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip40.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Derby Line814$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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