Canton, Illinois Population 2021

14,022
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Canton is a city located in Fulton County Illinois. Canton has a 2020 population of 14,022. Canton is currently declining at a rate of -1.50% annually and its population has decreased by -10.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,696 in 2010. Canton reached it's highest population of 15,696 in 2010.

The average household income in Canton is $69,234 with a poverty rate of 19.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $598 per month, and the median house value is $95,000. The median age in Canton is 40.6 years, 38.8 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 88.66%
  • Black or African American: 8.19%
  • Two or more races: 1.85%
  • Native American: 0.77%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Asian: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Canton, Illinois is 14,022 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,661.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,696.

Canton, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,12388.66%
Black or African American1,2128.19%
Two or More Races2741.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native1140.77%
Some Other Race530.36%
Asian170.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.05%
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Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid $2021

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Canton Median Age

40.6


Total

38.8


Male

44.2


Female

Canton Adults

There are 12,104 adults, (2,918 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

6,895

46.58%

Male

7,906

53.42%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.4%14.6%
All69.3%30.7%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Male60.8%39.2%
Female36.3%63.7%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Canton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5062.2769.3
Non Family2,4111.2462.6
Married2,2502.9885.4
Female5263.4636.3
Male3193.0460.8

2.91

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Canton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4253.90%
9th to 12th Grade1,19210.95%
High School Graduate3,15528.98%
Some College3,01227.67%
Associates Degree1,27511.71%
Bachelors Degree1,14710.54%
Graduate Degree6806.25%
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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
White9,1168,1461,672
Black86849517
Hispanic651387104
2+ Races2111949
Native American1148921
Other Race472413
Asian17174
Islander88

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 27.66%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,004$30,545$24,720
Less Than 9th Grade$9,722$8,785$16,607
High School Graduate$22,652$30,438$20,128
Some College$26,533$31,944$23,271
Bachelors Degree$47,331$58,750$43,542
Graduate Degree$52,156$95,000$48,352

$27,004

Average Earnings

$30,545

Average Male

$24,720

Average Female

Canton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Canton Language by Age

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Canton Language

94.71% of Canton residents speak only English, while 5.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.17% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,8362,24018.93%
Hispanic34814341.09%
Multiple1384331.16%
Black1203730.83%
Asian4125.00%

19.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.41%

Male Poverty Rate

22.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Hispanic, with 41.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is White, with 18.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.96%.

Canton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.75%
High School21.00%
Some College10.52%
Bachelors or Greater9.14%

Canton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed75.26%
Female Unemployed56.45%
Female Employed15.70%
Male Employed7.37%

Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,236$69,234
Families$59,440$86,263
Married Families$76,111-
Non Families$30,014$44,006
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Income by Household Type

Canton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Canton Marital Status by Race

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Canton Marital Status

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893

Number of Veterans

850

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam375
First Gulf War176
Second Gulf War116
Korea61
World War II57

Canton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74300
75+226
35 to 54209
55 to 6481
18 to 3477

Canton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8678.20%
Hispanic192.76%
Black141.26%
2+ Races93.91%
Asian317.65%

Canton Veterans by Race

Canton Veterans by Education

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11.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

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48.2%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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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82.78%

Born in Canton

98.13%

Native Born

1.87%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.13% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 82.78% having been born in Illinois. 1.68% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,022-213-1.50%
202014,235-213-1.47%
201914,448-213-1.45%
201814,661-141-0.95%
201714,802-179-1.19%
201614,981-124-0.82%
201515,105-125-0.82%
201415,230-113-0.74%
201315,343-119-0.77%
201215,462-134-0.86%
201115,596-100-0.64%
201015,6960.00%

Canton Population by Year