Canaan, NY

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Canaan Profile


Overview

Canaan is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,673 people and just one neighborhood, Canaan is the 623rd largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Canaan was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Canaan isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Canaan are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Canaan is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canaan who work in management occupations (10.68%), sales jobs (10.11%), and office and administrative support (9.54%).

Of important note, Canaan is also a town of artists. Canaan has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Canaan’s character.

Also of interest is that Canaan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Canaan telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.01% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.


Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Canaan is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

In addition, Canaan is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Canaan has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Canaan a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Canaan, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.46 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Canaan Demographics

Canaan is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.29% of adults in Canaan have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Canaan in 2010 was $34,238, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,952 for a family of four. However, Canaan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Canaan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Canaan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Canaan include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Canaan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Canaan 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.80
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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Canaan 0.101011101001110
New York State 16.04
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Canaan 0.101011101001110
New York State 41

Neighborhood Public School Data

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

CHATHAM CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NY Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Chatham High School
50 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY, 12037
09-12
Chatham Middle School
50 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY, 12037
06-08
Mary E Dardess Elementary School
50 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY, 12037
PK-05

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 29.1% 47.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 20.6% 42.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 8.5% 5.1%

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NEW LEBANON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New York

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Better than of NY school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NY Quality Rating Compared to Nation
New Lebanon Junior Senior High School
14665 Rt 22
New Lebanon, NY, 12125
07-12
Walter B Howard Elementary School
1478 Rt 20
New Lebanon, NY, 12125
KG-06

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 28.2% 47.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 17.3% 42.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 10.9% 5.1%

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