Canton, Georgia Population 2022

34,320
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Canton is a city located in Cherokee County Georgia. Canton has a 2020 population of 34,320. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County. Canton is currently growing at a rate of 3.82% annually and its population has increased by 45.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,604 in 2010.

The average household income in Canton is $73,823 with a poverty rate of 17.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,141 per month, and the median house value is $215,600. The median age in Canton is 34.1 years, 33.1 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Canton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cantonwas:

  • White: 78.42%
  • Black or African American: 11.34%
  • Other race: 5.67%
  • Two or more races: 2.34%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Canton, Georgia is 34,320 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,320.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,604.

Canton, Georgia Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,08978.42%
Black or African American3,19411.34%
Some Other Race1,5985.67%
Two or More Races6592.34%
Asian4271.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native1990.71%
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Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid $2022

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Canton Median Age

34.1


Total

33.1


Male

35.8


Female

Canton Adults

There are 20,874 adults, (3,604 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

14,407

51.15%

Male

13,759

48.85%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male31.4%68.6%
Female38%62%
Non Family42.6%57.4%
All49.7%50.3%
Married58.8%41.2%

49.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Canton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,2332.7349.7
Married5,2433.3258.8
Non Family3,0951.3842.6
Female1,3693.138
Male5263.9231.4

3.24

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Canton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5628.51%
9th to 12th Grade9805.34%
High School Graduate4,50224.51%
Some College4,27923.30%
Associates Degree1,7259.39%
Bachelors Degree3,82620.83%
Graduate Degree1,4918.12%
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Canton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,89211,2594,156
Hispanic4,1342,354289
Black1,9881,888639
Other Race548149
Asian378354185
2+ Races30227248
Native American6641

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.97%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.94%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,681$44,067$31,621
Less Than 9th Grade$18,989$19,714$17,846
High School Graduate$29,578$36,343$20,517
Some College$40,530$49,171$33,474
Bachelors Degree$54,436$56,250$52,535
Graduate Degree$52,290$65,143$50,141

$36,681

Average Earnings

$44,067

Average Male

$31,621

Average Female

Canton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Canton Language by Age

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Canton Language

74.34% of Canton residents speak only English, while 25.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.55% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,7713,01838.84%
White16,4151,65710.09%
Other1,073NaN%
Black3,1852889.04%
Multiple64914021.57%
Native19910351.76%

17.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.40%

Male Poverty Rate

18.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Native, with 51.76% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.97%.

Canton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.21%
High School18.34%
Some College5.14%
Bachelors or Greater4.56%

Canton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.13%
Male Unemployed34.05%
Female Employed11.02%
Male Employed10.81%

Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,259$73,823
Families$74,481$85,148
Married Families$84,791-
Non Families$37,201$44,323
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Income by Household Type

Canton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Canton Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Canton Marital Status

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1,136

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam405
Second Gulf War306
First Gulf War211
World War II62
Korea56

Canton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74337
35 to 54332
75+257
18 to 34151
55 to 6459

Canton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0536.18%
Hispanic1312.65%
2+ Races5114.70%
Black321.50%

Canton Veterans by Race

Canton Veterans by Education

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10.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Canton Employment by Age

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Canton Employment by Race

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Canton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.90%

Born in Canton

83.91%

Native Born

16.09%

Foreign Born

10.88%

Non Citizen

5.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.91% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 40.90% having been born in Georgia. 10.88% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202234,3201,2643.82%
202133,0561,2643.98%
202031,7921,2644.14%
201930,5281,2644.32%
201829,2649353.30%
201728,3291,6186.06%
201626,7117202.77%
201525,9917272.88%
201425,2646432.61%
201324,6213381.39%
201224,2833111.30%
201123,9723681.56%
201023,60415,89511.84%
20007,7092,8924.81%
19904,8171,2162.95%
19803,601-53-0.15%
19703,6549381.49%
19502,716650.24%
19402,651-241-0.87%
19302,8922130.77%
19202,6790.00%

Canton Population by Year