Canfield, OH
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Canfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 7,284 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Canfield is the 204th largest community in Ohio.

Canfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.11% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Canfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canfield who work in office and administrative support (14.80%), management occupations (14.41%), and sales jobs (14.30%).

Because of many things, Canfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Canfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Canfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Canfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Canfield is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Canfield isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 94.89% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

Even though Canfield is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Canfield ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Canfield, 43.90% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Canfield in 2010 was $39,906, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,624 for a family of four.

The people who call Canfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Canfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Canfield include Irish, German, Slovak, and English.

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