Statewide Claims to Fame

Canton is 3rd in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Canton is 6th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Race - Two or More

Canton is 8th in Ohio out of 249 other cities in Current population (2012)

Canton is 8th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Households

Canton is 8th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Housing units

Canton is 10th in Ohio out of 257 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Canton is 16th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Income below poverty line

Canton is 16th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Canton is 19th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Size in square miles

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Canton Rank Ohio US
Current population (2012) 72,683 8th 11,544,225 313,914,040
Size in square miles 25.5 19th 40,860.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,867.3 65th 282.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Canton Rank Ohio US
Residents younger than 5 7.9% 16th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.1% 81st 23.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.8% 215th 14.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Canton Rank Ohio US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 81.7% 252nd 87.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 13.0% 235th 24.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Canton Rank Ohio US
Race - White 69.1% 249th 83.4% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 24.2% 31st 12.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 3rd 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.3% 256th 1.8% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 272nd 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.8% 6th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.6% 84th 3.3% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 67.9% 248th 80.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Canton Rank Ohio US
Female residents 52.6% 92nd 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.2% 169th 3.9% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Canton Rank Ohio US
Housing units 34,571 8th 5,133,446 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 28.6% 83rd 22.9% 25.9%
Households 29,962 8th 4,554,007 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 55.2% 246th 68.7% 66.1%
Home median value $80,000 266th $135,600 $186,200
People per household 2.4 162nd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Canton Rank Ohio US
Income per capita $17,191 262nd $25,618 $27,915
Income per household $30,264 265th $48,071 $52,762
Income below poverty line 28.8% 16th 14.8% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Canton Rank Ohio US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 4,983 10th 897,939 27,092,908
Retail sales $725,691 27th $138,816,008 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $9,213 174th $12,049 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $79,880 34th $17,779,905 $613,795,732

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