For population 25 years and over in Canaan:
For population 15 years and over in Canaan town:
149 residents are foreign born (13.4% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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:
Latitude: 44.99 N, Longitude: 71.56 W
Area code: 802
Crime rates in Canaan (2012):
Population change in the 1990s: -44 (-3.9%).
Work and jobs in Canaan: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Canaan, Vermont
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canaan:
Public high school in Canaan:
See full list of schools located in Canaan, School District: CANAAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
Public elementary/middle school in Canaan:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Canaan and their reported violations in the past:CANAAN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 970, Groundwater):
Past health violations:JACKSONS LODGE (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:PURE COUNTRY MOTEL CABINS (Address: 4555 VT RTE 14 , Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Canaan compared to Vermont state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Canaan town (based on Essex County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 21.97%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,795 average adjusted gross income)
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:
9.53% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,778 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Canaan:
Strongest FM radio stations in Canaan:
TV broadcast stations around Canaan:
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: