Canton, NC


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Living in Canton

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.

Unlike some towns, 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in sales jobs (15.22%), food service (10.72%), and business and financial occupations (9.80%).

The percentage of adults in Canton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.57% of adults in Canton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $20,824, 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 $83,296 for a family of four. However, Canton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Canton include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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