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Canton, MI
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Canton profile


Living in Canton



Canton is a larger medium-sized township located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 98,833 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the ninth 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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.23% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

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 53.58% 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 $45,745, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,980 for a family of four.

Canton is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. 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, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

In addition, Canton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.09%).

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