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Canton, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Canton is the 8th largest city in Ohio with a population of 72,500 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Canton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 72,500
Daytime Population: Workers 43,915
Daytime Population: Residents 42,064
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 85,979
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 69,866
Population in Familes 51,346
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,634
Population Density2 2,842
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $31,858
Average Household Income $45,009
Per Capita Income $19,263


Total Housing Units 34,970 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,085 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,456 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,429 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $81,750
Average Home Value $100,800


Total Households 29,541
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 16,671
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% 0.0%
Households -0.08% 0.01%
Families -0.37% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2017 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 Density # 105 91st
Diversity Index # 48 96th
Median Household Income # 1167 4th
Per Capita Income # 1095 10th

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