Canton, MI
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Canton is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 91,791 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 86.23% 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 (13.10%), office and administrative support (11.61%), and healthcare (9.64%).

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.

Because of many things, Canton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Canton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Canton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Canton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Canton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Canton, 49.97% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $38,573, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,292 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.

In addition, Canton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.30%).

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