Canton, MS


Highest Appreciating Canton Neighborhoods Since 2000

Canton, MS Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Canton Housing Market Information

With 13,676 people, 4,515 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $111,579, house prices in Canton are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Canton, accounting for 76.09% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Canton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.19%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.48%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.17%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Canton are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 53.35% owning and 46.65% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Canton's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 33.33% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Canton include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 32.05%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 25.30%). There's also some housing in Canton built before 1939 ( 9.32%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Canton. Fully 11.64% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Canton homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Canton real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Canton Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Canton have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 0.58%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Canton house appreciation rate of 0.06%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Canton's appreciation rate, at 4.48%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Canton's appreciation rate has been -0.74%, which annualizes to a rate of -2.93%.

Notably, Canton's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Mississippi, our data show that Canton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Mississippi.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Canton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Canton - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Canton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,051,000 2.7
$788,001 - $1,051,000 1.2
$525,001 - $788,000 1.4
$420,001 - $525,000 1.5
$315,001 - $420,000 3.9
$210,001 - $315,000 12.1
$105,001 - $210,000 35.2
$52,001 - $105,000 23.7
$0 - $52,000 18.5

High for MS
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
70.4500175788117 26.9387755102041

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Canton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
33.34% 1.68% 4 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$838 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.35
Renters 46.65
Vacant 11.64

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 25.3
1970 - 1999 32.1
1940 - 1969 33.3
1939 or Older 9.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 76.1
Townhomes 1.1
Small Apt. Buildings 7.5
Apt. Complexes 13.2
Mobile Homes 2.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.68
1 Bedroom 5.11
2 Bedrooms 23.70
3 Bedrooms 49.59
4 Bedrooms 16.89
5 or more bedrooms 1.04