Canton, North Carolina Population 2020

4,420

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.

Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 93.99%
  • Other race: 2.76%
  • Two or more races: 1.49%
  • Native American: 0.97%
  • Black or African American: 0.80%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Canton, North Carolina is 4,420, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,332.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,227.

Canton, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,98593.99%
Some Other Race1172.76%
Two or More Races631.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native410.97%
Black or African American340.80%

Canton Population Pyramid 2020

Canton Median Age

37.3


Total

34.4


Male

42.2


Female

Canton Adults

There are 3,414 adults, (793 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

2,216

52.26%

Male

2,024

47.74%

Canton Households and Families

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.1%30.9%
All58.5%41.5%
Male53.8%46.2%
Non Family51.2%48.8%
Female50.7%49.3%

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7242.4258.5
Married7093.369.1
Non Family6151.2251.2
Female3612.6850.7
Male393.0353.8

2.94

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Canton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade963.25%
9th to 12th Grade46415.71%
High School Graduate71524.21%
Some College97933.15%
Associates Degree36112.22%
Bachelors Degree2016.81%
Graduate Degree1374.64%

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,7572,277308
Hispanic1234312
Other Race70
Black3434
Multiple Races262616
Native American252514

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 61.54%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,975$35,250$22,206
Less Than High School$20,299$$17,436
High School Grad$32,163$41,492$19,457
Some College$28,435$32,297$21,742
Bachelors Degree$50,147$$
Graduate Degree$83,227$84,205$74,219

$28,975

Average Earnings

$35,250

Average Male

$22,206

Average Female

Canton Language

Canton Language by Age

Canton Language

92.65% of Canton residents speak only English, while 7.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.05% of the population.

Canton Poverty

Canton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,7733569.44%
Hispanic2527027.78%
Other1177059.83%

10.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.06%

Male Poverty Rate

10.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Other, with 59.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is White, with 9.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.98%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.17%
Some College11.48%
High School10.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%
Name Poverty
Male Employed8.44%
Female Employed7.23%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Canton Income

Canton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,343$51,239
Families$45,089$59,371
Married Families$59,053-
Non Families$25,279$31,606

Canton Marital Status

Canton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Canton Married by Age and Sex

Canton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Canton Marital Status by Race

Canton Veterans

335

Number of Veterans

310

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam116
First Gulf War86
Korea63
Second Gulf War32
World War II
Age Group Veterans
75+98
35 to 5485
55 to 6479
65 to 7473
18 to 34

$Canton Veterans by Education

5.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Employment Status

60.8%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

7.2%

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

66.49%

Born in North Carolina

95.83%

Native Born

4.17%

Foreign Born

3.77%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.83% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 66.49% having been born in North Carolina. 3.77% 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
20204,420441.01%
20194,376441.02%
20184,332591.38%
20174,273441.04%
20164,229421.00%
20154,187300.72%
20144,157250.61%
20134,132390.95%
20124,093-69-1.66%
20114,162-35-0.83%
20104,1971680.41%
20004,0292390.61%
19903,790-841-1.98%
19804,631-527-1.07%
19705,158900.18%
19605,0681620.33%
19504,906-131-0.26%
19405,037-80-0.16%
19305,1172,5337.07%
19202,5840.00%