Canton, South Dakota Population 2024

3,077

Canton is a city located in Lincoln County South Dakota. Canton has a 2024 population of 3,077. It is also the county seat of Lincoln County.Canton is currently growing at a rate of 0.2% annually but its population has decreased by -0.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,078 in 2020.

The average household income in Canton is $95,257 with a poverty rate of 7.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Canton is 43.6 years, 45.8 years for males, and 41 years for females.

Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 93.43%
  • Two or more races: 4.54%
  • Native American: 1.8%
  • Asian: 0.23%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
3.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
937.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.03% (-1)
The current population of Canton, South Dakota is 3,077 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,078.

Canton, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,85993.43%
Two or more races1394.54%
Native American551.8%
Asian70.23%
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid 2024

Canton Median Age

43.6

Total

45.8

Male

41

Female

Canton Adults

There are 2,334 adults, (729 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

90.7

Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female1,60952.58%
Male1,45147.42%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3302.1468.531.5
Married5662.9588.911.1
Non Family5391.1257.142.9
Female1482.4615.584.5
Male772.751000
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2.82

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Canton Households and Families

Male

Female

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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

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.92%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,813

Average Earnings

$47,429

Average Male

$31,500

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

98.07% of Canton residents speak only English, while 1.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.76% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,7861605.74%
Native555090.91%
Hispanic1212100%
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7.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.43%

Male Poverty Rate

7.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is White, with 5.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.52%.

Canton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.84%
Some College8.79%
High School6.94%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%
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Canton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed2.24%
Male Employed0.96%
Female Unemployed
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Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Canton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Canton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Canton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

119

Number of Veterans

119

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Canton Veterans by War

count

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Canton Veterans by Age

count

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Canton Veterans by Race

Canton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.9%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

5.6%

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

70.49%

Born in Canton

99.35%

Native Born

0.65%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.35% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 70.49% having been born in South Dakota. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Canton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,10760.19%
20283,10160.19%
20273,09560.19%
20263,08960.19%
20253,08360.19%
20243,07760.2%
20233,07160.2%
20223,06560.2%
20213,059-19-0.62%
20203,078-483-13.56%
20193,561752.15%
20183,486391.13%
20173,447411.2%
20163,406521.55%
20153,354180.54%
20143,336331%
20133,303561.72%
20123,247772.43%
20113,170682.19%
20103,102-8-0.26%
20003,11032311.59%
19902,787-99-3.43%
19802,8862218.29%
19702,6651546.13%
19602,511-19-0.75%
19502,530120.48%
19402,518
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Canton Population by Year