Canton, Georgia Population 2024

38,101

Canton is a city located in Cherokee County Georgia. Canton has a 2024 population of 38,101. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County.Canton is currently growing at a rate of 3.1% annually and its population has increased by 14.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,419 in 2020.

The average household income in Canton is $94,873 with a poverty rate of 13.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Canton is 34.6 years, 31.5 years for males, and 38.1 years for females.

Canton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Canton was:

  • White: 68.11%
  • Black or African American: 13.24%
  • Two or more races: 8.57%
  • Other race: 6.5%
  • Native American: 2.94%
  • Asian: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
18.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,099.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
14.01% (4,682)
The current population of Canton, Georgia is 38,101 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 33,419.

Canton, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,81768.11%
Black or African American4,43513.24%
Two or more races2,8708.57%
Other race2,1766.5%
Native American9842.94%
Asian2170.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid 2024

Canton Median Age

34.6

Total

31.5

Male

38.1

Female

Canton Adults

There are 24,957 adults, (5,037 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female16,26148.54%
Male17,23851.46%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,2682.755.944.1
Married6,2113.3272.627.4
Non Family3,8881.2140.659.4
Female1,3884.2431.468.6
Male7812.5342.457.6
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3.28

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

55.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Canton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Canton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.61%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,283

Average Earnings

$53,735

Average Male

$45,454

Average Female

Canton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Canton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Canton Language

78.65% of Canton residents speak only English, while 21.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.74% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,2832,72637.43%
White20,3821,5297.5%
Other2,1761,40764.66%
Native94340843.27%
Black4,3092205.11%
Multiple2,8291224.31%
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13.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.99%

Male Poverty Rate

15.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Other, with 64.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is Multiple, with 4.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.39%.

Canton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.6%
High School11.64%
Some College6.4%
Bachelors or Greater2.87%
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Canton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.82%
Male Unemployed39.3%
Male Employed6.23%
Female Employed4.54%
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Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Canton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Canton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Canton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Canton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Canton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,095

Number of Veterans

1,955

Male Veterans

140

Female Veterans

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Canton Veterans by War

count

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Canton Veterans by Age

count

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Canton Veterans by Race

Canton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Canton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Canton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Canton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.77%

Born in Canton

87.23%

Native Born

12.77%

Foreign Born

9.06%

Non Citizen

3.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.23% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 45.77% having been born in Georgia. 9.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Canton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202943,8311,1462.68%
202842,6851,1462.76%
202741,5391,1462.84%
202640,3931,1462.92%
202539,2471,1463.01%
202438,1011,1463.1%
202336,9551,1463.2%
202235,8091,1463.31%
202134,6631,2443.72%
202033,4192,7879.1%
201930,6321,3124.47%
201829,3209593.38%
201728,3611,6276.09%
201626,7347272.8%
201526,0077282.88%
201425,2796472.63%
201324,6323401.4%
201224,2923141.31%
201123,9783681.56%
201023,61015,901206.27%
20007,7092,89260.04%
19904,8171,21633.77%
19803,601-53-1.45%
19703,65493834.54%
19502,716652.45%
19402,651-241-8.33%
19302,8922137.95%
19202,679
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Canton Population by Year