Canaan, VT Population

Population: 1,078. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,116 (+3.5% change)
Males: 539 (50.0%), Females: 539 (50.0%)

Essex County

Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $32,574
Median house value: $76,600

Races in Canaan:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.5%)
  • American Indian (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)

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

Elevation: 1043 feet

Population

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: 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%

13.8% Foreign born (13.4% North America).

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

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Canaan:

  • UPPER CONNECTICUT VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; COLEBROOK, NH)
  • WEEKS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 36 miles; LANCASTER, NH)
  • ANDROSCOGGIN VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 44 miles; BERLIN, NH)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Canaan:

  • BURLINGTON INTL (about 118 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; Abbreviation: BTV)
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 127 miles; PORTLAND, ME; Abbreviation: PWM)
  • BRUNSWICK NAS (about 135 miles; BRUNSWICK, ME; Abbreviation: NHZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Canaan:

  • GIFFORD FIELD (about 9 miles; COLEBROOK, NH; Abbreviation: 4C4)
  • JOHN H BOYLAN STATE (ISLAND POND) (about 25 miles; ISLAND POND, VT; Abbreviation: 5B1)
  • ERROL (about 31 miles; ERROL, NH; Abbreviation: ERR)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canaan:

  • PLYMOUTH STATE COLLEGE (about 86 miles; PLYMOUTH, NH; Full-time enrollment: 3,542)
  • NORWICH UNIVERSITY (about 98 miles; NORTHFIELD, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FARMINGTON (about 101 miles; FARMINGTON, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,229)
  • DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (about 101 miles; HANOVER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,309)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 109 miles; STANDISH, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,376)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT AND STATE AGRICULTURAL COLL (about 114 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; Full-time enrollment: 8,852)
  • SAINT MICHAELS COLLEGE (about 118 miles; COLCHESTER, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
Public primary/middle schools in Canaan:

  • CANAAN SCHOOLS (Students: 278; Location: 99 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
  • ESSEX NORTH S.U. (Students: 18; Location: 338 HIGHLAND AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Canaan:

  • ALICE M. WARD MEMORIAL (Operating income: $54,323; Location: PO BOX 134, 27 PARK ST.; 11,954 books; 106 audio materials; 150 video materials; 40 serial subscriptions)