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Canaan, Vermont - Basic Facts

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The Canaan Census Designated Place had a population of 400 as of July 1, 2016. Canaan ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canaan is located at latitude 45.0067 and longitude -71.5272 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Canaan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The Canaan Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586621) 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 Canaan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canaan: Canaan Corners, Corners.

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Canaan, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 400
Population in Households 400
Population in Familes 320
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 253
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $114,286
Average Home Value $149,819


Median Household Income $37,427
Average Household Income $46,471
Per Capita Income $21,251
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% -0.1%
Households 0.52% 0.0%
Families 1.34% -0.16%
Median Household Income   -1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Canaan, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canaan to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 81 33rd
Population Density1 # 98 19th
Diversity Index2 # 102 17th
Median Household Income # 106 13th
Per Capita Income # 106 13th

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