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Canton, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Canton had a population of 2,464 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Canton is located at latitude 40.1299 and longitude -91.5258 in Lewis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Lewis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 597 feet.

The City of Canton (GNIS ID: 2393734) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. 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, 2015.

City of Canton, MO Boundary Map

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Canton, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,464
Population in Households 1,970
Population in Familes 1,522
Population in Group Qrtrs 494
Population Density1 1,078
Diversity Index2 19
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 871
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 525
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 989 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 544 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 328 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $67,660
Average Home Value $72,978
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,159
Average Household Income $48,866
Per Capita Income $18,391
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.65%
Households 0.95% 0.84%
Families 1.21% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.92%
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.

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Canton, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canton to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 227 78th
Population Density1 # 315 70th
Diversity Index2 # 287 72nd
Median Household Income # 715 31st
Per Capita Income # 725 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.