Canton, IL
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Canton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 14,211 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 166th largest community in Illinois.

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 office and administrative support (12.74%), sales jobs (12.37%), and teaching (7.44%).

The education level of Canton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.65% of adults 25 and older in Canton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $19,575, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,300 for a family of four. However, Canton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Canton include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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