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Canton, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Canton is the 8th largest city in Ohio with a population of 72,189 as of July 1, 2016. Canton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canton is located at latitude 40.8086 and longitude -81.3671 in Stark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canton (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Stark County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,056 feet.

The City of Canton (GNIS ID: 1086974) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Canton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 72,189
Population in Households 69,551
Population in Familes 51,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,638
Population Density1 2,830
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 29,500
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 16,719
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 34,965 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,002 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,498 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,465 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $80,753
Average Home Value $98,753


Median Household Income $30,029
Average Household Income $42,712
Per Capita Income $18,370
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.05%
Households -0.11% 0.01%
Families -0.39% -0.19%
Median Household Income   -0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Canton, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canton to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 99th
Population Density1 # 106 91st
Diversity Index2 # 47 96th
Median Household Income # 1170 4th
Per Capita Income # 1089 10th

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