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Population in 2010: 972. Population change since 2000: -9.8%
 

Males: 479  (49.3%)
Females: 493  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  48.8 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05903.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,883 (it was $32,574 in 2000)
Canaan:

$38,883
VT:

$52,977
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,545

Canaan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $138,653 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Canaan:

$138,653
VT:

$216,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $163,534; Detached houses: $166,031; In 2-unit structures: $143,515; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $273,057; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $515,644; Mobile homes: $80,984
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Canaan races chart
  • White alone - 939 (96.6%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Canaan: 183.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: French (34.4%), English (21.2%), French Canadian (16.3%), Irish (14.8%), United States (9.2%), German (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1043 feet

Land area: 33.2 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Canaan:

  • High school or higher: 68.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canaan town:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

149 residents are foreign born (13.4% North America).

This town:  13.8%
Vermont:  3.7%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Canaan, Vermont as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Canaan to the number of sex offenders is 1,064 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Canaan town:  1.5% ($1,148)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Canaan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (111.5 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (185.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (319.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: West Stewartstown, NH (1.2 miles ), Beecher Falls, VT (1.7 miles) , Lemington, VT (2.1 miles) , Stewartstown, NH (2.3 miles ), Averill, VT (2.7 miles) , Clarksville, NH (2.9 miles ), Colebrook, NH (3.1 miles ), Lewis, VT (3.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.99 N, Longitude: 71.56 W

Area code: 802

Canaan household income distribution Canaan home values distribution

Crime rates in Canaan (2012):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 burglaries (309.6 per 100,000)
  • 6 thefts (619.2 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 41.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 257.0)

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Vermont:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -44 (-3.9%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (41%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Woodworkers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Canaan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Vermont state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from Canaan center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/20/1994 at 19:33:34, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from Canaan center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Canaan, VT

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canaan:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 72 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • Norwich University (about 81 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Plymouth State University (about 86 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)
  • University of Vermont (about 89 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)
  • Champlain College (about 89 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 96 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,847)
  • Dartmouth College (about 96 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)

Public high school in Canaan:

  • Canaan School (Students: 258; Location: 99 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: K-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Canaan:

See full list of schools located in Canaan, School District: CANAAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Canaan:

  • ALICE M. WARD MEMORIAL (Operating income: $75,943; Location: 27 PARK ST.; 11,304 books; 142 audio materials; 265 video materials; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Cemetery: Canaan Village Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Canaan and their reported violations in the past:

CANAAN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 970, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2003), St Boil Water Order (JUL-01-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-26-1999), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2004)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
JACKSONS LODGE (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
PURE COUNTRY MOTEL CABINS (Address: 4555 VT RTE 14 , Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.0%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.1%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

14.3%
Whole state:

9.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.6%
Whole state:

3.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Canaan, VT

Canaan compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (77%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Canaan town (based on Essex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 21.97%
Here22.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents63.7%23.0%7.3%3.7%2.3%
Congregations21.4%42.9%14.3%7.1%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Essex County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Here:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

15.40 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Essex County:

6.7%
State:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

25.1%
State:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
Vermont:

13.3%

8.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
Vermont average:

6.60%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Caledonia County, VT  1.95% ($26,878 average AGI)
from Coos County, NH  1.79% ($31,533)
from Orleans County, VT  0.91% ($19,565)


9.53% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.53%
Vermont average:

6.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Caledonia County, VT  2.00% ($22,078 average AGI)
to Coos County, NH  1.73% ($26,205)
to Orleans County, VT  1.02% ($16,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Canaan:

  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canaan:

  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMOO (92.1 FM; DERBY CENTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSTAR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)
  • W243AE (96.5 FM; ORLEANS, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Canaan:

  • W18BO (Channel 18; PITTSBURG, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Canaan fatal accident list:

Jul 5, 2004 10:00 AM, Sr-114, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 13, 2003 11:29 AM, Sr-114, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 12, 1993 01:25 AM, Vt253, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 18, 1984 11:15 PM, Vt114, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $496,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,320
Total average daily truck traffic: 347
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 9,709

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

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