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Canaan, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Canaan Census Designated Place had a population of 1,240 as of July 1, 2016. Canaan ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canaan is located at latitude 42.0401 and longitude -73.3329 in Litchfield County. The formal boundaries for the Canaan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Litchfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 673 feet.

The Canaan Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378340) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Canaan Census Designated Place is located within Town of North Canaan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Litchfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canaan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canaan: Canaan Depot, Canaan Village.

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Canaan, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,240
Population in Households 1,240
Population in Familes 831
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 711
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 596
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 294
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 278 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 318 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $199,444
Average Home Value $215,558


Median Household Income $45,842
Average Household Income $56,463
Per Capita Income $27,138
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.08%
Households 0.46% 0.13%
Families 0.33% 0.07%
Median Household Income   -1.01%
Per Capita Income   0.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Canaan, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canaan to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 122 15th
Population Density1 # 116 19th
Diversity Index2 # 59 59th
Median Household Income # 127 11th
Per Capita Income # 116 19th

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