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Canaan, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Canaan Census Designated Place had a population of 1,184 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Canaan, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,184
Daytime Population: Workers 1,229
Daytime Population: Residents 555
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,784
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 1,184
Population in Familes 790
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 679
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $45,729
Average Household Income $56,916
Per Capita Income $27,160


Total Housing Units 651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 303 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $199,324
Average Home Value $215,363


Total Households 565
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 278
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.32% -0.51%
Households -0.34% -0.57%
Families -0.49% -0.66%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 2017 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 # 124 13th
Population Density # 117 18th
Diversity Index # 59 59th
Median Household Income # 129 10th
Per Capita Income # 119 17th

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