Canton, GA

Canton profile

Living in Canton

Canton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 32,973 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 35th largest community in Georgia. Canton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Canton, where 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, 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 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%).

A relatively large number of people in Canton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.40% 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.

One downside of living in Canton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Canton, the average commute to work is 31.13 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in Canton who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.81% of adults in Canton 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.

In addition, Canton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.85%).

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