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Canaan is a township in Wayne County, in the Wooster metro area.
The community was named for the Mediterranean land later called Palestine
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Canaan. For links to other places called Canaan, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Canaan is 40.944N. The longitude is -81.936W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,017 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,736.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canaan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44217 ZIP code.
30% of Canaan residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Canaan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canaan was $17,561, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Canaan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Canaan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $389. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $881.
Wayne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canaan political report.
The average commute time for Canaan workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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