Canaan, Vermont

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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 2013: $37,177 (it was $32,574 in 2000)
Canaan:

$37,177
VT:

$52,578

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,492 (it was $14,131 in 2000)

Canaan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $137,665 (it was $79,100 in 2000)
Canaan:

$137,665
VT:

$218,300
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  • Races in Canaan, VT (2010)

    Canaan races chart
    • 93996.6%White alone
    • 111.1%Two or more races
    • 101.0%Hispanic
    • 60.6%Asian alone
    • 50.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

Races in Canaan detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Canaan: 99.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Canaan, VT collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

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).

Canaan,VT real estate house value index trend

Canaan, Vermont map

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:

3.8%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Canaan, Vermont as of September 01, 2015.
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+: Bronx, NY (309.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $165,900

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 = 257.8)

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Vermont:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -44 (-3.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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%)

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

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Earthquake activity:

Canaan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 155.0 miles away from Canaan center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 103.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.3 miles away from the city center
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 Canaan 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canaan topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canaan:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 73 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • Norwich University (about 81 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)
  • Plymouth State University (about 86 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 86 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 87 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 88 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 89 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)

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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Notable location: Alice M Ward Memorial Library (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Canaan and their reported violations in the past:

CANAAN FIRE DISTRICT 1 (Population served: 970, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-07-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-19-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-19-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 27 regular monitoring violations
CANAAN FD #2 (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-09-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-09-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-23-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-07-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-27-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
JACKSONS LODGE (Population served: 66, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MAVERICK MOOSE LODGING (Address: 4555 VT RT 114 , Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 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%

Canaan compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Vermont average:

11.7

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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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6192
Mainline Protestant36011
Other3-
None5,324-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Essex County:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

15.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

25.1%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

13.3%

7.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Vermont average:

5.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Caledonia County, VT  1.91% ($23,813 average AGI)
from Coos County, NH  1.59% ($26,075)
from Orleans County, VT  0.52% ($21,385)


7.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($67,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
Vermont average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Coos County, NH  1.35% ($26,235 average AGI)
to Caledonia County, VT  1.35% ($23,088)
to Orleans County, VT  0.92% ($369,783)

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:

Dec 1, 2013 00:00 AM, Sr-102, Lat: 44.99124, Lon: -71.54241, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
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 persons involved: 1
Sep 18, 1984 11:15 PM, Vt114, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • $496,000Total costs
  • 5,320Total average daily traffic
  • 347Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,709Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
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