Data on this report is based on areas within the legal city boundary, outlined in black on the map. Any additional neighborhoods shown on the map are associated with the city by name and are included for reference only.

Canton, GA
Real Estate & Demographic Data

Canton profile

Living in Canton

Canton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 35,809 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 35th 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 $67,355.00.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Canton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.46% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In terms of college education, Canton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.06% of adults in Canton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Canton in 2018 was $30,342, 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 $121,368 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 26.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Canton include English, Irish, German, Italian, and European.

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