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Canaan, Maine
Canaan, Maine is located in Maine
Canaan, Maine
Canaan, Maine
Location in Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Somerset
Area
 • Total 42.13 sq mi (109.12 km2)
 • Land 41.16 sq mi (106.60 km2)
 • Water 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
Elevation
236 ft (72 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,193
 • Density 53/sq mi (20.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04924
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-09935
GNIS feature ID 0582385

Canaan is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,193 at the 2020 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.13 square miles (109.12 km2), of which, 41.16 square miles (106.60 km2) of it is land and 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 132
1800 720 445.5%
1810 1,275 77.1%
1820 1,470 15.3%
1830 1,076 −26.8%
1840 1,379 28.2%
1850 1,696 23.0%
1860 1,715 1.1%
1870 1,472 −14.2%
1880 1,281 −13.0%
1890 1,130 −11.8%
1900 977 −13.5%
1910 874 −10.5%
1920 822 −5.9%
1930 714 −13.1%
1940 717 0.4%
1950 785 9.5%
1960 800 1.9%
1970 904 13.0%
1980 1,189 31.5%
1990 1,636 37.6%
2000 2,017 23.3%
2010 2,275 12.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,275 people, 901 households, and 637 families living in the town. The population density was 55.3 inhabitants per square mile (21.4/km2). There were 1,105 housing units at an average density of 26.8 per square mile (10.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 901 households, of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 38.8 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

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