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Cana, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Cana Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Carroll County at latitude 36.5806 and longitude -80.6679. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,440 feet.

The formal official name is the Cana Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cana, Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Cana indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Cana Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Cana, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,277
Population in Households 1,277
Population in Familes 1,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 161
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 571
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 388
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 442 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $90,268
Average Home Value $105,795


Median Household Income $27,855
Average Household Income $41,406
Per Capita Income $17,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.43% 0.26%
Households 0.63% 0.31%
Families 0.81% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cana, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cana to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 328 45th
Population Density1 # 501 15th
Diversity Index2 # 514 13th
Median Household Income # 571 4th
Per Capita Income # 503 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.