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The City of Canton had a population of 2,395 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Canton, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,395
Population in Households 1,901
Population in Familes 1,456
Population in Group Qrtrs 494
Population Density1 1,048
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $44,983
Average Household Income $63,303
Per Capita Income $24,316


Total Housing Units 948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 486 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $85,266
Average Home Value $114,609


Total Households 837
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 501
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.09% 0.0%
Households 0.12% -0.05%
Families 0.2% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 2018 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 # 232 78th
Population Density # 336 67th
Diversity Index # 296 71st
Median Household Income # 497 52nd
Per Capita Income # 448 57th

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