Canton, MS


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Living in Canton

Canton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 13,676 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 31st largest community in Mississippi.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in sales jobs (12.45%), office and administrative support (11.22%), and food service (8.77%).

Canton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

The education level of Canton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.53% of adults in Canton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $19,458, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,832 for a family of four. However, Canton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Canton is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Canton include Irish, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Canton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.