Canton, Illinois Population 2022

12,950
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Canton is a city located in Fulton County Illinois. Canton has a 2020 population of 12,950. Canton is currently declining at a rate of -1.11% annually and its population has decreased by -2.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,242 in 2010.

The average household income in Canton is $69,307 with a poverty rate of 19.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $578 per month, and the median house value is $100,300. The median age in Canton is 40.4 years, 38.2 years for males, and 44.8 years for females.

Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 88.21%
  • Black or African American: 8.24%
  • Two or more races: 1.82%
  • Other race: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.77%
  • Asian: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Canton, Illinois is 12,950 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,242.

Canton, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,99788.21%
Black or African American1,1218.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native1050.77%
Asian160.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.05%
Some Other Race1060.78%
Two or More Races2481.82%
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Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid 2022

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Canton Median Age

44


Total

40.9


Male

47.6


Female

Canton Adults

There are 11,367 adults, (2,901 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

6,326

46.51%

Male

7,274

53.49%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All71.2%28.8%
Non Family63.4%36.6%
Male58.4%41.6%
Female29.3%70.7%

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Canton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1542.2171.2
Married2,2132.8888.2
Male2692.8158.4
Female3893.2229.3
Non Family2,2831.3163.4

2.82

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Canton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3303.19%
9th to 12th Grade1,13010.93%
High School Graduate3,52434.07%
Some College2,61025.23%
Associates Degree8888.59%
Bachelors Degree1,09610.60%
Graduate Degree7657.40%
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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
White8,7377,9131,713
Hispanic635376117
Native American1057510
Asian16161
2+ Races20818311
Black7974189
Islander77
Other Race7638

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 white people with a rate of 19.61%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,097$31,993$26,045
Less Than 9th Grade$16,667$11,442$34,438
High School Graduate$24,656$32,069$17,279
Some College$28,500$32,632$26,190
Bachelors Degree$47,396$80,274$43,203
Graduate Degree$51,768$128,125$45,833

$30,097

Average Earnings

$31,993

Average Male

$26,045

Average Female

Canton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Canton Language by Age

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Canton Language

94.88% of Canton residents speak only English, while 5.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.41% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian11100.00%
Multiple905156.67%
Hispanic2589637.21%
Black1433524.48%
White10,8232,03218.77%
OtherNaN%

19.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.43%

Male Poverty Rate

21.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Asian, with 100.00% 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 3.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.72%.

Canton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.02%
High School21.51%
Some College8.45%
Bachelors or Greater13.37%

Canton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.50%
Male Unemployed61.80%
Female Employed14.87%
Female Unemployed55.71%

Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,362$76,639
Families$61,528$97,301
Married Families$83,365-
Non Families$31,189$47,615
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Income by Household Type

Canton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

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 45-54.

Canton Marital Status by Race

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Canton Marital Status

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855

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War108
First Gulf War149
Vietnam355
Korea90
World War II31

Canton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3484
35 to 54150
55 to 64114
65 to 74228
75+279

Canton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8298.38%
Black151.47%
2+ Races114.87%
Hispanic111.59%

Canton Veterans by Race

Canton Veterans by Education

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15.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

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47.3%

Labor Force Participation

43.5%

Employment Rate

8.1%

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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80.60%

Born in Canton

98.37%

Native Born

1.63%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.37% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 80.60% having been born in Illinois. 1.13% 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
18703,3080.00%
18803,7624541.29%
18905,6041,8424.07%
19006,5649601.59%
191010,4533,8894.76%
192010,9284750.45%
193011,7187900.70%
194011,577-141-0.12%
195011,9273500.30%
196013,5881,6611.31%
197014,2176290.45%
198014,6264090.28%
199013,922-704-0.49%
200015,2881,3660.94%
201014,704-584-0.39%
201114,558-146-0.99%
201214,412-146-1.00%
201314,266-146-1.01%
201414,120-146-1.02%
201513,974-146-1.03%
201613,828-146-1.04%
201713,682-146-1.06%
201813,536-146-1.07%
201913,390-146-1.08%
202013,242-148-1.11%
202113,096-146-1.10%
202212,950-146-1.11%

Canton Population by Year