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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 98,659 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.

Canton is a decidedly white-collar township, with fully 86.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Canton is a township of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in management occupations (14.20%), healthcare (9.08%), and office and administrative support (8.92%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.78% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Canton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Canton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Canton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Canton. 53.35% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Canton in 2018 was $44,092, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,368 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.

Canton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.54%.

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