Canton, North Carolina Population 2022

4,416
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Canton is a city located in Haywood County North Carolina. Canton has a 2020 population of 4,416. Canton is currently growing at a rate of 0.52% annually and its population has increased by 5.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,197 in 2010.

The average household income in Canton is $56,909 with a poverty rate of 8.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $676 per month, and the median house value is $155,100. The median age in Canton is 40.2 years, 35.2 years for males, and 42.3 years for females.

Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 95.76%
  • Other race: 2.06%
  • Two or more races: 0.95%
  • Black or African American: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Canton, North Carolina is 4,416 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,416.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,197.

Canton, North Carolina Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,13095.76%
Black or African American340.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.44%
Some Other Race892.06%
Two or More Races410.95%
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Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid 2022

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Canton Median Age

42.2


Total

41


Male

43.4


Female

Canton Adults

There are 3,446 adults, (858 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

2,282

52.91%

Male

2,031

47.09%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male95.8%4.2%
Married70.1%29.9%
Female64.9%35.1%
All55.8%44.2%
Non Family36%64%

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Canton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7432.4455.8
Married7033.2570.1
Male963.5795.8
Female1683.5464.9
Non Family7761.3436

3.16

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Canton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1334.09%
9th to 12th Grade52516.15%
High School Graduate81725.13%
Some College1,06432.73%
Associates Degree35110.80%
Bachelors Degree1645.04%
Graduate Degree1976.06%
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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
Native American15155
White3,1242,513356
Black3434
2+ Races2525
Hispanic536
Other Race47

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 native american people with a rate of 33.33%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,855$36,122$22,101
Less Than 9th Grade$22,679$30,580$
High School Graduate$36,726$44,500$
Some College$32,874$35,123$22,403
Bachelors Degree$81,607$97,500$43,047
Graduate Degree$60,455$87,639$

$32,855

Average Earnings

$36,122

Average Male

$22,101

Average Female

Canton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Canton Language by Age

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Canton Language

95.05% of Canton residents speak only English, while 4.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.78% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1494731.54%
Black34411.76%
White3,9073057.81%
Other47NaN%

8.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.52%

Male Poverty Rate

12.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Hispanic, with 31.54% 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 1.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.09%.

Canton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade8.54%
High School17.99%
Some College9.25%
Bachelors or Greater4.36%

Canton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.12%
Male Unemployed10.11%
Female Employed3.69%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,899$59,217
Families$53,730$70,219
Married Families$61,756-
Non Families$26,200$41,493
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Income by Household Type

Canton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

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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312

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War43
First Gulf War67
Vietnam114
Korea42
World War II

Canton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3415
35 to 5467
55 to 6475
65 to 7490
75+65

Canton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3089.43%
Black411.76%

Canton Veterans by Race

Canton Veterans by Education

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5.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

7.7%

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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69.53%

Born in Canton

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

2.99%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.01% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 69.53% having been born in North Carolina. 2.99% 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
19202,5840.00%
19305,1172,5337.07%
19405,037-80-0.16%
19504,906-131-0.26%
19605,0681620.33%
19705,158900.18%
19804,631-527-1.07%
19903,790-841-1.98%
20004,0292390.61%
20104,1971680.41%
20114,160-37-0.88%
20124,092-68-1.63%
20134,130380.93%
20144,155250.61%
20154,183280.67%
20164,227441.05%
20174,265380.90%
20184,324591.38%
20194,347230.53%
20204,370230.53%
20214,393230.53%
20224,416230.52%

Canton Population by Year