Canton is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 3,869 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 442nd largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities 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 city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in sales jobs (11.31%), office and administrative support (11.12%), and management occupations (10.31%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Canton is worth considering.
Being a small city, Canton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Canton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.96% of the adults in Canton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $27,864, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,456 for a family of four. However, Canton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Canton is a somewhat 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, English, German, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Canton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.