Canton is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 2,368 people and just one neighborhood, Canton is the 224th largest community in Missouri.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Canton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Canton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Canton is a city of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in food service (14.76%), teaching (10.13%) and personal care services (8.62%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Canton is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Canton area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Canton maintain a good economy.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.31 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Canton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.