Canaan, CT Profile: Facts & Data


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Canaan, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Canaan Census Designated Place had a population of 1,216 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Canaan, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,216
Population in Households 1,216
Population in Familes 819
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 698
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $46,964
Average Household Income $60,525
Per Capita Income $28,968


Total Housing Units 654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 266 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 316 (48.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $213,699
Average Home Value $210,902


Total Households 582
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 286
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.04% -0.13%
Households 0.06% -0.14%
Families -0.08% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2018 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 Density # 117 18th
Diversity Index # 56 61st
Median Household Income # 131 8th
Per Capita Income # 116 19th

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