Canton, GA
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Canton profile

Living in Canton

Canton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 34,576 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 35th largest community in Georgia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Canton, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Canton, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Canton’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Canton does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $61,459.00.

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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Canton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Canton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in office and administrative support (11.38%), sales jobs (11.18%), and management occupations (8.80%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.40% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Canton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.13 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, Canton is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.81% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Canton in 2018 was $27,746, 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 $110,984 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 27.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Canton include English, Irish, German, Italian, and French.

Canton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.85%.

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