Canton Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Canton is 70,438. 24.67% is under 18, while 16.98% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 5.17% of the population was five years old or younger, 24.67% were 18 years or younger and 31.59% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 50.92% female and 49.08% male.

Canton Housing

According to the US Census, Canton has 36,101 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Canton was 86.34%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $88,300

Canton Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Black Or African American Alone constitute 86.90% of Canton's population. Residents of the city who were White Black Or African American, made up 4.22% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Some Other Race Alone, constituting 2.42% of the city's population and American Indian And Alaska Native Alone at 0.68%

White Alone62.06%
Black Or African American Alone24.85%
White Black Or African American4.22%
Some Other Race Alone2.42%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone0.68%
Asian Alone0.43%

How Educated is Canton

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 11.3% of Canton residents had a bachelor's degree, while 4.7% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 16.00% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Canton CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher89.7%
Some College Or Associates Degree42.7%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency40.3%
Some College No Degree24.1%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher12.2%
Bachelors Degree11.3%

Average Income in Canton

The median household income in Canton is $40,934. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $40,934.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $52,656 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $73,790.

A closer examination of the income groups of Canton households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $25,000 and $34,999 (14.9%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (1.9%). 9.6% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$73,790
Nonfamily households$27,781