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The City of Canton had a population of 2,472 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

The City of Canton is located within Township of Canton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lewis County.

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, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,472
Daytime Population: Workers 975
Daytime Population: Residents 1,307
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,282
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,978
Population in Familes 1,520
Population in Group Qrtrs 494
Population Density2 1,082
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $42,497
Average Household Income $57,774
Per Capita Income $22,482


Total Housing Units 958 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 528 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 344 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $83,864
Average Home Value $109,848


Total Households 872
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 522
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 0.54% 0.46%
Households 0.7% 0.57%
Families 0.79% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

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, 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 # 228 78th
Population Density # 312 70th
Diversity Index # 300 71st
Median Household Income # 541 48th
Per Capita Income # 532 49th

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