Canaan, Connecticut Population 2024

1,353

Canaan is a city located in Litchfield County Connecticut. Canaan has a 2024 population of 1,353. Canaan is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,230 in 2020.

The average household income in Canaan is $64,159 with a poverty rate of 40.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Canaan is 36.6 years, 29.9 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Canaan Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Canaan was:

  • White: 77.24%
  • Two or more races: 12.49%
  • Black or African American: 10.27%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
775.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10% (123)
The current population of Canaan, Connecticut is 1,353 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,230.

Canaan, Connecticut Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,04577.24%
Two or more races16912.49%
Black or African American13910.27%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Canaan Population by Race

Canaan Population Pyramid 2024

Canaan Median Age

36.6

Total

29.9

Male

38.4

Female

Canaan Adults

There are 943 adults, (223 of whom are seniors) in Canaan.

Canaan Age Dependency

87.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Canaan Sex Ratio

Female58643.31%
Male76756.69%

Canaan Population by Age

Canaan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5662.3948.651.4
Non Family2651.2838.961.1
Married1903.2648.951.1
Female842.3161.938.1
Male277.411000
showing: 5 rows

2.87

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

48.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Canaan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Canaan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Canaan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.35%.

Canaan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$

Average Earnings

$70,186

Average Male

$27,000

Average Female

Canaan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Canaan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Canaan Language

76.89% of Canaan residents speak only English, while 23.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.62% of the population.

Canaan Language

Canaan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic28824886.11%
White79421827.46%
Multiple1695230.77%
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40.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.81%

Male Poverty Rate

44.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canaan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canaan is Hispanic, with 86.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canaan is White, with 27.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 55.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.4%.

Canaan Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade78.62%
Some College60.09%
Bachelors or Greater12.08%
High School8.39%
showing: 4 rows

Canaan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed74.42%
Male Employed21.86%
Female Employed17.03%
showing: 4 rows

Canaan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canaan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Canaan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Canaan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Canaan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Canaan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Canaan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

69

Number of Veterans

69

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Canaan Veterans by War

count

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Canaan Veterans by Age

count

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Canaan Veterans by Race

Canaan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canaan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

12.7%

Unemployment Rate

Canaan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Canaan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Canaan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.99%

Born in Canaan

88.03%

Native Born

11.97%

Foreign Born

10.86%

Non Citizen

1.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.03% of Canaan residents were born in the United States, with 52.99% having been born in Connecticut. 10.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Canaan Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,353
20231,353
20221,3531108.85%
20211,243131.06%
20201,23018017.14%
20191,050-177-14.43%
20181,2271049.26%
20171,123-69-5.79%
20161,192948.56%
20151,098-80-6.79%
20141,178-128-9.8%
20131,30612910.96%
20121,177-85-6.74%
20111,262504.13%
20101,212
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Canaan Population by Year