Canton, OH
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Canton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 71,885 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the eighth largest community in Ohio. Canton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, 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 city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in office and administrative support (13.72%), food service (9.50%), and sales jobs (9.50%).

The percentage of adults in Canton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.79% of adults in Canton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $16,769, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,076 for a family of four. Canton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.35% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Canton is a very 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 Irish, Italian, English, and French .

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