Canton, Missouri Population 2023

2,894

Canton is a city located in Lewis County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 2,894, it is the 201st largest city in Missouri and the 9043rd largest city in the United States.Canton is currently growing at a rate of 1.40% annually and its population has increased by 4.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,774 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Canton has a population density of 1,267 people per square mile.

The average household income in Canton is $54,710 with a poverty rate of 18.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Canton is 33.5 years, 31.8 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.

Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 84.24%
  • Black or African American: 6.72%
  • Two or more races: 6.31%
  • Native American: 2.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.49%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Canton, Missouri is 2,894 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,774.

Canton, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Other race

Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid 2023

Canton Median Age

33.5

Total

31.8

Male

36.7

Female

Canton Adults

There are 2,041 adults, (331 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

43.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female1,12845.95%
Male1,32754.05%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.12

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

58.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Canton Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 67.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 35.21%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$34,000

Average Earnings

$43,102

Average Male

$26,298

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

95.20% of Canton residents speak only English, while 4.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.93% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

rate

18.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.69%

Male Poverty Rate

23.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Multiple, with 21.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is White, with 20.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.61%.

Canton Poverty

Canton Poverty Rate by Education

Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Canton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

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

Canton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Canton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

113

Number of Veterans

113

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Canton Veterans by War

Canton Veterans by Age

count

Canton Veterans by Race

Canton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

11.9%

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

34.03%

Born in Canton

86.63%

Native Born

1.87%

Foreign Born

1.87%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.63% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 34.03% having been born in Missouri. 1.87% 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 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Canton Population by Year