Canton is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,420, it is the 159th largest city in North Carolina and the 5110th largest city in the United States. Canton is currently growing at a rate of 1.01% annually and its population has increased by 4.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,227 in 2010. Canton reached it's highest population of 5,158 in 1970. Spanning over 4 miles, Canton has a population density of 1,188 people per square mile.
The average household income in Canton is $51,239 with a poverty rate of 10.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $652 per month, and the median house value is $144,600. The median age in Canton is 37.3 years, 34.4 years for males, and 42.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males.