Canaan, NH Profile: Facts & Data


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Canaan, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Canaan Census Designated Place had a population of 569 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Canaan is located at latitude 43.6503 and longitude -72.016 in Grafton County. The formal boundaries for the Canaan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grafton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 958 feet.

The Canaan Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629718) 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 Grafton County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canaan: Canaan Village.

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Canaan, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 569
Population in Households 566
Population in Familes 448
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 832
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $55,379
Average Household Income $60,965
Per Capita Income $25,959


Total Housing Units 274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 180 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $167,000
Average Home Value $152,933


Total Households 252
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.0% 0.8%
Households 1.17% 1.01%
Families 2.26% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Canaan, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canaan to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 79 20th
Population Density # 44 56th
Diversity Index # 69 30th
Median Household Income # 57 42nd
Per Capita Income # 80 19th

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