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Cana, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Cana Census Designated Place had a population of 1,274 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Cana, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,274
Daytime Population: Workers 381
Daytime Population: Residents 751
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,132
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,274
Population in Familes 1,056
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 161
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $29,040
Average Household Income $39,474
Per Capita Income $16,877


Total Housing Units 628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 429 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $92,391
Average Home Value $113,811


Total Households 559
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 377
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% 0.05%
Households 0.07% -0.04%
Families 0.07% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

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, 2017 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 # 329 45th
Population Density # 500 16th
Diversity Index # 517 13th
Median Household Income # 577 3rd
Per Capita Income # 570 4th

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