Canton, NC
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Canton is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,190 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 184th largest community in North Carolina.

Canton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Canton is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in sales jobs (16.59%), office and administrative support (10.79%), and food service (10.79%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Canton rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.69% of adults 25 and older in Canton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $20,451, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,804 for a family of four. However, Canton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Canton is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Canton include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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