Canton, Georgia Population 2020

32,550

Canton is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 32,550, it is the 33rd largest city in Georgia and the 1200th largest city in the United States. Canton is currently growing at a rate of 5.24% annually and its population has increased by 41.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,958 in 2010. Spanning over 19 miles, Canton has a population density of 1,793 people per square mile.

The average household income in Canton is $67,819 with a poverty rate of 19.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,045 per month, and the median house value is $192,800. The median age in Canton is 33.9 years, 32.7 years for males, and 35.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.3 males.

Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 74.11%
  • Black or African American: 12.17%
  • Other race: 8.36%
  • Two or more races: 2.71%
  • Asian: 1.99%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Canton, Georgia is 32,550, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,306.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,958.

Canton, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,10574.11%
Black or African American3,30112.17%
Some Other Race2,2698.36%
Two or More Races7362.71%
Asian5391.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native1770.65%

Canton Population Pyramid 2020

Canton Median Age

33.9


Total

32.7


Male

35.2


Female

Canton Adults

There are 19,644 adults, (3,564 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

14,407

53.11%

Male

12,720

46.89%

Canton Households and Families

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.4%40.6%
All49.5%50.5%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
Female31.9%68.1%
Male24.2%75.8%

49.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,6882.7849.5
Married4,7683.3959.4
Non Family3,1071.4246.1
Female1,2723.1731.9
Male5414.2824.2

3.34

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Canton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,74910.18%
9th to 12th Grade1,0756.26%
High School Graduate4,15524.18%
Some College3,92222.83%
Associates Degree1,5569.06%
Bachelors Degree3,54820.65%
Graduate Degree1,1766.84%

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,96310,3203,836
Hispanic3,9541,987248
Black2,1461,688418
Other Race825264
Asian482462174
Multiple Races21519348
Native American2222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.10%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,295$42,338$29,432
Less Than High School$18,552$19,042$16,951
High School Grad$25,585$35,093$18,724
Some College$37,982$46,697$28,875
Bachelors Degree$54,756$55,883$54,091
Graduate Degree$54,623$66,151$52,572

$35,295

Average Earnings

$42,338

Average Male

$29,432

Average Female

Canton Language

Canton Language by Age

Canton Language

71.63% of Canton residents speak only English, while 28.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.10% of the population.

Canton Poverty

Canton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic8,1233,35441.29%
White15,0101,58010.53%
Other2,2691,15050.68%
Black3,2892728.27%
Multiple73020027.40%
Native1778950.28%

19.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.18%

Male Poverty Rate

19.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Other, with 50.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is Black, with 8.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.80%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.22%
High School16.70%
Some College6.43%
Bachelors or Greater4.62%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed50.14%
Female Unemployed29.67%
Male Employed11.78%
Female Employed9.21%

Canton Income

Canton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,196$67,819
Families$66,652$77,758
Married Families$80,906-
Non Families$41,015$43,891

Canton Marital Status

Canton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Canton Married by Age and Sex

Canton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Canton Marital Status by Race

Canton Veterans

1,226

Number of Veterans

1,130

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War407
Vietnam398
First Gulf War227
Korea96
World War II79
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74388
35 to 54310
75+260
18 to 34221
55 to 6447
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0867.12%
Hispanic2314.82%
Other827.06%
Black401.70%
2 or More187.32%

$Canton Veterans by Education

6.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Employment Status

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Canton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.47%

Born in Georgia

81.46%

Native Born

18.54%

Foreign Born

12.44%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

81.46% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 40.47% having been born in Georgia. 12.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202032,5501,6225.24%
201930,9281,6225.53%
201829,3069453.33%
201728,3611,6226.07%
201626,7397252.79%
201526,0147272.87%
201425,2876432.61%
201324,6443431.41%
201224,3013121.30%
201123,9893651.55%
201023,62415,91511.85%
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%