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  •   State: 
    Litchfield County
      County FIPS: 
    41°57′42″N 73°18′30″W
      Area total: 
    33.24 sq mi (86.08 km²)
      Area land: 
    32.91 sq mi (85.24 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.32 sq mi (0.84 km²)
    656 ft (200 m)
    1739; Incorporated 1739
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Torrington, CT
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    32 residents per square mile of area (13/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Canaan is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,080 at the 2020 census, down from 1,234 at the 2010 census. The town is often referred to locally by the name of its principal settlement, Falls Village. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town of Canaan has a total area of 33.2 square miles (86.1 km²), of which 32.9square miles (85.2 km²) are land and 0.3square miles ("0.8 km²") is water. It is 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Torrington, 46 miles (74 km) north of Danbury, and 17 miles ("miles") south of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. It was incorporated in 1739, and its name is derived from the Hebrew word "canaan" which means "home" or "place" The town has two public schools: Lee H. Kellogg School for grades K8 and 912, and Housatonic Valley Regional High School for grade 912. The school district is part of the Regional School District 1, which also includes Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury, and Sharon. In 2000, there were 1,081 people, 445 households, and 298 families residing in the town. There were 610 housing units at an average density of 18.5 per square mile (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.04% White, 1.48% Black or African American, 0.19% Asian,0.09% Pacific Islander, and0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 0.37%.


Canaan is in northwestern Litchfield County. It is 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Torrington and 46 miles (74 km) north of Danbury. The town has a total area of 33.2 square miles (86.1 km²) According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town of Canaan has atotal area of 32.9square miles (85.2 km²), of which 32.8 square miles are land and 0.3square miles are water. It has a population of 2,816. The population of the town was 2,788 at the 2010 census. It was 3,817 at the 2000 census. The U.N. World Heritage Site is in the town. It's located in Litchfields County, New Hampshire, on the Housatonic River, across from Salisbury. It also has a number of unincorporated communities, including Fall Village, Huntsville, Lower City, and South Canaan. The Town of Canaan was founded in 1839. It became a town in 1841. It had a population in 1852, and was named after the Canaan River, which runs through it. The name Canaan means "canyon" or "mountain" in English. The Canaan River runs through the town, and is a tributary of the HOUSatonic. It runs north-south between North Canaan and Salisbury, and east-west between Salisbury and Norfolk.


The town was incorporated in 1739. The name "Canaan" is derived from Hebrew. The town has a population of about 2,000. It is located on the banks of the Danube River. It was founded as a settlement in the early 17th century. In 1739, it was incorporated as a town by a vote of the residents. It has since grown in size and influence. The population has grown to around 2,200. The city's name is a contraction of the word "canaan", which means "town" or "castle" in Hebrew, and means "home" in English. It also means "city" in the local language, "cannan" or "canyon" in Spanish. It means "house" in Arabic. It became a town in the 1740s, and a city in the 18th century, when it was granted city status. It's still a town today, with about 1,000 people living in and around the town. The mayor is a former mayor of the town, who served from 1739 to 1750, and was re-elected in 1760. The current mayor is David Cameron, who was elected in 1770, and served until 1780, when the town was given city status again. He was also the first mayor of Canaan in 1780. The last mayor to be elected in 1805, he served until 1820, when he was removed from office by a referendum.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,081 people, 445 households, and 298 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 97.04% White, 1.48% Black or African American, 0.19% Asian,0.37% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 0.37 per cent of the population. The town's population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, There were 95.1 males. ForEvery 100 females age 18 and over, There are 98.6 males. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was2.97. The. median income for a household in the. town was $54,688, and the median income. for a family was $62,500. About 3.0% of families and 4.7% of the. population were below the poverty line, including 5.6 percent of those under age 18 and 3.8 of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for the town is $35,841. It is the only town in the state with a population of over 1,000.


Canaan is a member of Regional School District 1, which also includes the towns of Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury, and Sharon. Public school students attend Lee H. Kellogg School for grades K8, and Housatonic Valley Regional High School forgrades 912. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located in the eastern part of the state, near the Berkshires and the Connecticut Turnpike. It has an estimated population of 2,200. The city's population is about 1,200 people, according to the town's 2010 population estimate. The population of the town is about 3,100 people, and it has a total population of 3,300 people. the town has an average population of 1,400 people, which is the lowest in the state. It also has the highest percentage of people of color, at 1.8%. The town's population has a high percentage of women, at 2.7%. The population is also the highest of any town in the region, at 3.4%. The city has a low percentage of men, at 0.9%. It has one of the highest percentages of women in the town, with 1.7 percent. The average age of the city's residents is 40 years old, and the average height is 6 feet, 2 inches. The school district has about 1.5 years of experience, with most students in their early 20s. The high school graduation rate is 9.5%.


The town is served by U.S. Route 7, Route 63, and Route 126. US 7 leads north into Massachusetts and south to Danbury, while Route 63 leads southeast to Litchfield. Route 126 is a local road that passes through the center of Falls Village and runs north along the Housatonic River. The town is located on the Connecticut River, which runs through the town. It is also on the Massachusetts Turnpike, which leads to Boston and other major cities in the East Coast area. The Town of Falls has a population of about 2,000, with most of its residents living in the town of about 1,000 people. It also has a small number of residents who live outside the town, mostly in the nearby towns of Danbury and Cambridge. The village has a number of businesses, including a post office, a bank, and a local hospital. It was founded in the 18th century and is located in the historic town of Fitchburg, which was once the site of the town's first post office. It has also been known as "Falls Village" and "Frischville" before becoming Falls Village in the early 20th century. Its name is derived from the Fischville River, a tributary of the Connecticut that runs north and south through the village. It runs through a section of the village and is known as the "Housatony River" or "The Hous atonic River".

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut = 13. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 50. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Canaan = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 7,537 individuals with a median age of 41.5 age the population dropped by -10.10% in Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 32 residents per square mile of area (13/km²). There are average 2.11 people per household in the 548 households with an average household income of $36,176 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.60% of the available work force and has dropped -4.56% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.28%. The number of physicians in Canaan per 100,000 population = 181.7.


The annual rainfall in Canaan = 43.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 41.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 132. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 194. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 13.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut which are owned by the occupant = 51.66%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 63 years with median home cost = $182,660 and home appreciation of -5.46%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $17.36 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $8,421 per student. There are 13.1 students for each teacher in the school, 353 students for each Librarian and 440 students for each Counselor. 6.94% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.28% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.26% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Canaan's population in Litchfield County, Connecticut of 1,255 residents in 1900 has increased 6,01-fold to 7,537 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.98% female residents and 47.02% male residents live in Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut.

    As of 2020 in Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut are married and the remaining 51.18% are single population.

  • 20.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Canaan require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.95% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.52% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 4.85% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 51.66% are owner-occupied homes, another 44.48% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.85% are vacant.

  • The 51.18% of the population in Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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