Canton, Ohio Population 2021

69,837
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Canton is a city located in Stark County Ohio. It is also the county seat of Stark County. With a 2020 population of 69,837, it is the 8th largest city in Ohio and the 535th largest city in the United States . Canton is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -4.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 73,007 in 2010. Canton reached it's highest population of 116,912 in 1950. Spanning over 26 miles, Canton has a population density of 2,671 people per square mile.

The average household income in Canton is $44,772 with a poverty rate of 30.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $671 per month, and the median house value is $71,100. The median age in Canton is 35.5 years, 33.8 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 67.07%
  • Black or African American: 24.85%
  • Two or more races: 6.04%
  • Other race: 1.47%
  • Asian: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Canton, Ohio is 69,837 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 70,752.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 73,007.

Canton, Ohio Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021395,900-810-0.20%
2020396,710-810-0.20%
2019397,520-810-0.20%
2018398,330-997-0.25%
2017399,327-1,741-0.44%
2016401,068-1,365-0.34%
2015402,433-1,242-0.31%
2014403,6753100.08%
2013403,365-64-0.02%
2012403,429980.02%
2011403,331-887-0.22%
2010404,2180.00%

Canton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,78167.07%
Black or African American17,70124.85%
Two or More Races4,3046.04%
Some Other Race1,0441.47%
Asian3580.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native430.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.02%
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Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid $2021

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Canton Median Age

35.5


Total

33.8


Male

37.4


Female

Canton Adults

There are 53,921 adults, (10,406 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

36,458

51.17%

Male

34,785

48.83%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.7%27.3%
Male47.9%52.1%
All47.9%52.1%
Non Family42.3%57.7%
Female29.6%70.4%

47.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Canton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,8432.2347.9
Non Family14,0851.1742.3
Married8,1473.0272.7
Female6,7503.2429.6
Male1,8613.0347.9

2.97

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Canton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8974.04%
9th to 12th Grade4,6549.91%
High School Graduate18,35839.08%
Some College11,88125.29%
Associates Degree3,6547.78%
Bachelors Degree4,2158.97%
Graduate Degree2,3184.93%
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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
White33,18729,1075,290
Black10,4478,991980
Hispanic1,659933248
2+ Races1,5301,30891
Other Race583225
Asian21216225
Native American434311
Islander1212

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 25.58%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,548$30,910$21,034
Less Than 9th Grade$15,630$19,185$10,665
High School Graduate$22,632$27,442$18,680
Some College$25,424$31,572$21,212
Bachelors Degree$42,856$47,635$40,378
Graduate Degree$54,447$59,556$53,708

$25,548

Average Earnings

$30,910

Average Male

$21,034

Average Female

Canton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Canton Language by Age

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Canton Language

95.19% of Canton residents speak only English, while 4.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.27% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,6819,65122.09%
Black17,2567,97046.19%
Multiple4,2262,11650.07%
Hispanic3,1981,31741.18%
Other1,04450248.08%
Asian3567320.51%
Native432762.79%

30.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.97%

Male Poverty Rate

33.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Native, with 62.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is Asian, with 20.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.00%.

Canton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.64%
High School23.87%
Some College21.72%
Bachelors or Greater5.59%

Canton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.79%
Male Unemployed50.43%
Female Employed19.20%
Male Employed9.07%

Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,287$44,772
Families$42,930$52,232
Married Families$65,015$72,466
Non Families$23,539$33,772
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Income by Household Type

Canton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.2%

Male Marriage Rate

29.5%

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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4,406

Number of Veterans

3,962

Male Veterans

444

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,589
First Gulf War815
Second Gulf War462
Korea351
World War II104

Canton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,174
35 to 541,116
55 to 641,053
75+796
18 to 34267

Canton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,4638.99%
Black8446.89%
Hispanic954.69%
2+ Races642.99%
Other Race152.46%
Native American1125.58%
Asian92.77%

Canton Veterans by Race

Canton Veterans by Education

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13.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

11.1%

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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81.78%

Born in Canton

97.14%

Native Born

2.86%

Foreign Born

1.76%

Non Citizen

1.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.14% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 81.78% having been born in Ohio. 1.76% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202169,837-305-0.43%
202070,142-305-0.43%
201970,447-305-0.43%
201870,752-404-0.57%
201771,156-473-0.66%
201671,629-544-0.75%
201572,173-461-0.63%
201472,634-281-0.39%
201372,915-232-0.32%
201273,147-34-0.05%
201173,181-246-0.34%
201073,427-7,379-0.95%
200080,806-3,355-0.41%
199084,161-8,916-1.00%
198093,077-16,976-1.66%
1970110,053-3,578-0.32%
1960113,631-3,281-0.28%
1950116,9128,5110.76%
1940108,4013,4950.33%
1930104,90617,8151.88%
192087,09136,8745.66%
191050,21719,5505.06%
190030,6674,4781.59%
189026,18913,9317.89%
188012,2583,5983.54%
18708,6604,6197.92%
18604,0411,4384.50%
18502,6030.00%

Canton Population by Year