Key Facts

Demographic (Total Population)
Title New Canaan
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population 20,248 +/-32 3,588,570 +/-0
Population Ages 0-17 6,202 +/-490 773,652 +/-3,501
% of Total Population, Ages 0-17 30.6% +/-2.4% 21.6% +/-0.1%
Population Ages 65+ 3,113 +/-341 555,023 +/-3,800
% of Total Population, Ages 65+ 15.4% +/-1.7% 15.5% +/-0.1%
Population Female 10,233 +/-306 1,838,300 +/-338
% of Total Population, Female 50.5% +/- 1.5% 51.2% +/- 0.0%
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Race and Ethnicity (Total Population)
Title New Canaan
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Hispanic Population 886 +/-288 537,728 +/-0
% of Total Population, Hispanic 4.4% +/-1.4% 15.0% +/-0.0%
White Non-Hispanic Population 17,824 +/-502 2,464,450 +/-1,118
% of Total Population, White Non-Hispanic 88.0% +/- 2.5% 68.7% +/- 0.0%
Black Non-Hispanic Population 453 +/-247 347,674 +/-1,972
% of Total Population, Black Non-Hispanic 2.2% +/-1.2% 9.7% +/-0.1%
Other Race Non-Hispanic Population 1,085 +/-362 238,718 +/-2,919
% of Total Population, Other Race Non-Hispanic 5.4% +/-1.8% 6.7% +/-0.1%
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Place of Birth (Total Population)
Title New Canaan
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Foreign-born Population 2,431 +/-446 503,209 +/-6,616
% of Total Population, Foreign-born 12.0% +/-2.2% 14.0% +/-0.2%
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Households
Title New Canaan
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Households 7,018 +/-194 1,354,713 +/-3,509
Owner-Occupied Households 5,388 +/-238 900,223 +/-5,427
Homeownership Rate 76.8% +/- 4.0% 66.5% +/- 0.4%
Cost-Burdened Households 2,310 +/-305 497,925 +/-4,606
% of Households, Cost-Burdened 32.9% +/- 4.4% 36.8% +/- 0.4%
Households with a car 6,945 +/-396 1,232,084 +/-5,814
% of Households, with a car 99.0% +/- 6.3% 90.9% +/- 0.5%
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Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and over)
Title New Canaan
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 25+ 12,963 +/-292 2,466,129 +/-406
Ages 25+ without a high school diploma 303 +/-135 242,932 +/-3,632
% of Population Ages 25+, without a high school diploma 2.3% +/-1.0% 9.9% +/-0.1%
Ages 25+ with a Bachelor's degree or more 10,075 +/-536 938,319 +/-6,719
% of Population Ages 25+, with a Bachelor's degree or more 77.7% +/-4.5% 38.0% +/-0.3%
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Median Income
Title New Canaan
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Median Household Income 176,601 +/-13,440 71,755 +/-473
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Poverty and Low-Income (Total Population)
Title New Canaan
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Total Population, Poverty Status Determined 20,161 +/-48 3,479,672 +/-773
Population in Poverty 602 +/-218 360,464 +/-7,432
Poverty Rate 3.0% +/-1.1% 10.4% +/-0.2%
Population Low-Income 1,510 +/-450 812,120 +/-11,234
Low-Income Rate 7.5% +/- 2.2% 23.3% +/- 0.3%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 0 to 17 years)
Title New Canaan
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Status Determined 6,180 +/-479 763,850 +/-3,398
Population Ages 0-17 In Poverty 96 +/-92 107,690 +/-2,950
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Rate 1.6% +/- 1.5% 14.1% +/- 0.4%
Population Ages 0-17 Low-Income 339 +/-179 229,817 +/-4,298
Population Ages 0-17, Low-Income Rate 5.5% +/- 2.9% 30.1% +/- 0.6%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 65 years and over)
Title New Canaan
2016 5-year
Error Connecticut
2016 5-year
Error
Population Ages 65+, Poverty Status Determined 3,088 +/-380 533,413 +/-645
Population Ages 65+ In Poverty 89 +/-75 38,003 +/-1,345
Population Ages 65+ Poverty Rate 2.9% +/- 2.4% 7.1% +/- 0.3%
Population Ages 65+ Low-Income 322 +/-137 122,224 +/-2,324
Population Ages 65+, Low-Income Rate 10.4% +/- 4.6% 22.9% +/- 0.4%
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Source

Community Well-being data are from the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey. See definitions below for more information. All other data are from the US Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimate. The ACS surveys a sample of households on a rolling monthly basis; survey data are aggregated and averaged into 1, 3, and 5-year period estimates. The Census Bureau considers the 5-year estimates to be the most accurate and recommends using 5-year estimates for town-level data.

Definitions

  • 'MoE' is the Margin of Error for each estimate. Due to sampling methodology, margins of error exist for all reported survey estimates. For Wellbeing data, the maximum margin of error applies when the observed percentage is 50%. The margin of error shrinks as the percentage approaches the extremes of 0% or 100%. The maximum margin of error has a 95% confidence interval. See http://ctdatahaven.org/reports/datahaven-community-wellbeing-survey for more information on the survey methodology. For all other data, margins of error represent the 90% confidence interval for estimates. With 90% confidence, each estimate falls between a lower limit (subtracting margin of error from estimate) and an upper limit (adding margin of error to estimate).
  • 'Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'White Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of white or Caucasian race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Black Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of black or African American race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Other Race Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as another race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
  • 'Foreign-born Population' includes all residents born outside of the United States to non-American parents. An immigrant is another term for a foreign-born person.
  • 'Total Households' is equivalent to the number of occupied housing units in a given geographic area. The Census sometimes reports households as 'occupied housing units.'
  • 'Owner-occupied households' includes all households that own their housing unit.
  • 'Homeownership Rate' is owner-occupied households divided by total households.
  • 'Cost-Burdened Households' includes all households in which 30% or more of household income is spent on housing costs associated with owning or renting a home.
  • 'Total Population, Poverty Status Determined' is the total population, excluding persons living in prisons, nursing homes, college dormitories, military barracks, foster children under 15 years, and people in non-conventional housing.
  • 'Population in Poverty' includes any persons whose annual household income is below the poverty threshold. The federal government determines the poverty threshold based on the size of the family and the ages of its members.
  • 'Poverty Rate' is the population in poverty divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.
  • 'Population Low-Income' counts all whose annual household income is less than 200 percent of the poverty threshold, including the population in poverty.
  • 'Low-Income Rate' is the low-income population divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.

Other Sources

Social Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP02/0600000US0900150580
Economic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP03/0600000US0900150580
Housing Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP04/0600000US0900150580
Demographic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP05/0600000US0900150580