North Canaan, Connecticut

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North Canaan is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 3,350 at the 2000 census. The town center is still called "Canaan" by local residents, being the main town center of the old Town of Canaan prior to North Canaan splitting off as its own town. The Union Depot building, a former railroad station, is being restored.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.5 square miles (50.4 km²), of which, 19.5 square miles (50.4 km²) of it is land and 0.05% is water.

Principal communities

  • Canaan (village) (not the same as the town of Canaan, locally known as "Falls Village" or "South Canaan")
  • Canaan Valley
  • East Canaan (has its own post office)
  • Sodom

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,350 people, 1,343 households, and 864 families residing in the town. The population density was 172.2 people per square mile (66.5/km²). There were 1,444 housing units at an average density of 74.2/sq mi (28.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.93% White, 1.19% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.36% of the population.

There were 1,343 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

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