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Cana, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Cana Census Designated Place had a population of 1,279 as of July 1, 2016. Cana ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cana is located at latitude 36.5806 and longitude -80.6679 in Carroll County. 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. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,440 feet.

The Cana Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389273) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cana population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cana, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,279
Population in Households 1,279
Population in Familes 1,063
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 162
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 562
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 381
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 437 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $88,182
Average Home Value $110,149


Median Household Income $28,610
Average Household Income $37,759
Per Capita Income $16,142
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.11%
Households 0.17% 0.04%
Families 0.25% -0.05%
Median Household Income   -0.49%
Per Capita Income   0.62%
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 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 327 45th
Population Density1 # 503 15th
Diversity Index2 # 510 14th
Median Household Income # 575 3rd
Per Capita Income # 573 4th

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