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 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.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Canton's cultural character, accounting for 18.30% 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.