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 4,332 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 184th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Canton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Canton is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in sales jobs (14.85%), food service (14.19%), and office and administrative support (10.22%).

Canton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In Canton, just 11.45% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $21,939, 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 $87,756 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 English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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