Canton, MI
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Living in Canton


Canton is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 93,019 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 11th largest community in Michigan.

Canton real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Canton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Canton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Canton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in management occupations (12.77%), office and administrative support (11.25%), and sales jobs (9.15%).

Also of interest is that Canton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Canton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Canton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Canton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Canton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.23% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Canton in 2018 was $40,229, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,916 for a family of four. However, Canton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Canton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Canton include German, Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Canton's cultural character, accounting for 18.53% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Canton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Polish.