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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in sales jobs (11.66%), office and administrative support (10.58%), and healthcare (7.15%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Canton rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.34% of adults 25 and older in Canton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $19,961, 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 $79,844 for a family of four. However, Canton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Canton is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in Canton include English, Irish, Dutch, and Italian.

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