Canaan, Pennsylvania Population 2024

3,201

Canaan is a city located in Wayne County Pennsylvania. Canaan has a 2024 population of 3,201. Canaan is currently declining at a rate of -0.9% annually and its population has decreased by -11.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,609 in 2020.

The average household income in Canaan is $94,364 with a poverty rate of 6.28%. The median age in Canaan is 39.5 years: 39.4 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Canaan Demographics

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

  • White: 59.48%
  • Black or African American: 35.76%
  • Two or more races: 1.97%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.86%
  • Asian: 0.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.28%
Land Area (mi²)
18.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
175.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-11.31% (-408)
The current population of Canaan, Pennsylvania is 3,201 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,609.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,14959.48%
Black or African American1,29235.76%
Two or more races711.97%
Other race350.97%
Native American310.86%
Asian250.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander100.28%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Canaan Population by Race

Canaan Population Pyramid 2024

Canaan Median Age

39.5

Total

39.4

Male

41.1

Female

Canaan Adults

There are 3,387 adults, (281 of whom are seniors) in Canaan.

Canaan Age Dependency

16.3

Age Dependency Ratio

9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

7.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Canaan Sex Ratio

Female50113.87%
Male3,11286.13%

Canaan Population by Age

Canaan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3462.9576.323.7
Married2173.4684.315.7
Non Family841.3665.534.5
Female393.465941
Male63.175050

3.4

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Canaan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade45414.06%
Associates Degree1123.47%
Bachelors Degree1324.09%
Graduate Degree1213.75%
High School Graduate1,76054.49%
Less Than 9th Grade1173.62%
Some College53416.53%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,5561,428228
Black1,2299474
Hispanic44228111
2+ Races715211
Other Race35200
Native American31150
Asian25250
Islander101010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Canaan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$35,658$36,974$0
Graduate Degree$72,321$97,083$71,429
High School Graduate$25,417$21,630$32,404
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$27,130$21,951$45,500
Some College$28,295$23,352$46,667

$27,130

Average Earnings

$21,951

Average Male

$45,500

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

86.67% of Canaan residents speak only English, while 13.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.85% of the population.

Canaan Language

Canaan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White966646.63%

6.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.79%

Male Poverty Rate

6.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canaan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canaan is White, with 6.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canaan is White, with 6.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.36%.

Canaan Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.86%
High School13%
Some College2.63%
Bachelors or Greater1.97%

Canaan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed2.08%
Female Employed0.76%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Canaan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canaan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$96,250$104,952
Households$80,278$94,364
Married Families$111,023$-999,999,999
Non Families$40,938$58,465

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Canaan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

24.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

20.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Canaan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Canaan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

227

Number of Veterans

215

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War64
Vietnam39
First Gulf War31
Korea12
World War II0

Canaan Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64100
75+63
35 to 5433
65 to 7423
18 to 348

Canaan Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1718.89%
Black513.95%
2+ Races57.04%
Hispanic30.67%

Canaan Veterans by Race

Canaan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canaan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

16.2%

Labor Force Participation

16.1%

Employment Rate

0.4%

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

52.42%

Born in Canaan

96.18%

Native Born

3.82%

Foreign Born

2.32%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.18% of Canaan residents were born in the United States, with 52.42% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.32% 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
20293,056-29-0.94%
20283,085-29-0.93%
20273,114-29-0.92%
20263,143-29-0.91%
20253,172-29-0.91%
20243,201-29-0.9%
20233,230-29-0.89%
20223,259-29-0.88%
20213,288-321-8.89%
20203,609-245-6.36%
20193,854-103-2.6%
20183,9571323.45%
20173,825-28-0.73%
20163,853-140-3.51%
20153,993-28-0.7%
20144,021260.65%
20133,9951854.86%
20123,810-221-5.48%
20114,031832.1%
20103,94800%

Canaan Population by Year