Canton, MS

Canton profile

Living in Canton

Canton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 12,094 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 31st largest community in Mississippi.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Canton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.76% of the Canton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Canton is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in office and administrative support (12.16%), sales jobs (8.14%), and teaching (5.37%).

Overall, Canton’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

As is often the case in a small city, Canton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Canton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.00% of adults 25 and older in Canton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Canton in 2018 was $19,750, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,000 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 English, Irish, German, European, and Other Arab.

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