Canton, GA

Canton profile

Living in Canton

Canton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 30,528 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 39th largest community in Georgia. Much of the housing stock in Canton was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Canton economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Canton, where the median household income is $61,259.00.

Canton real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Canton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Canton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Canton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Canton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in sales jobs (12.88%), office and administrative support (10.84%), and management occupations (9.71%).

In Canton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.67 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Canton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.95% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Canton in 2018 was $27,179, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,716 for a family of four. However, Canton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Canton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Canton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Canton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Canton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Canton include Irish, English, German, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Canton's cultural character, accounting for 16.09% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Canton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.