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Canton, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Canton is the 8th largest city in Ohio with a population of 71,662 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.7989 and longitude -81.3784 in Stark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canton 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.


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Canton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Canton, OH Housing Affordability Index is 191
State of Ohio Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Canton, OH Wealth Index is 39
State of Ohio Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 71,662
Population in Households 69,042
Population in Familes 50,599
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,620
Population Density 2,777
Diversity Index1 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,007
Average Household Income $45,068
Per Capita Income $19,050
Wealth Index3 39

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 34,919 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,088 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,223 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,608 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $78,789
Housing Affordability Index2 191
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 29,311
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 16,463
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.23% -0.09%
Households -0.17% -0.04%
Families -0.46% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 2019 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 # 111 91st
Diversity Index # 51 96th
Median Household Income # 1184 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1145 6th

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