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Canton, OH
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Canton profile

Living in Canton

Canton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 69,671 people and 32 associated neighborhoods, Canton is the eighth largest community in Ohio. Canton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Canton rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.21% 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 2018 was $22,649, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,596 for a family of four. However, Canton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Canton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.24% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Canton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, Irish, African, English, and Italian.

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