Canton, South Dakota Population 2020

3,545

Canton is a city located in South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 3,545, it is the 22nd largest city in South Dakota and the 5744th largest city in the United States. Canton is currently growing at a rate of 1.05% annually and its population has increased by 15.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,057 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Canton has a population density of 1,080 people per square mile.

The average household income in Canton is $88,610 with a poverty rate of 9.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $639 per month, and the median house value is $127,800. The median age in Canton is 38.8 years, 38.3 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.8 males.

Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 89.98%
  • Two or more races: 4.42%
  • Native American: 2.98%
  • Other race: 1.18%
  • Asian: 0.80%
  • Black or African American: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Canton, South Dakota is 3,545, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,471.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,057.

Canton, South Dakota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,05289.98%
Two or More Races1504.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native1012.98%
Some Other Race401.18%
Asian270.80%
Black or African American220.65%

Canton Population Pyramid 2020

Canton Median Age

38.8


Total

38.3


Male

38.9


Female

Canton Adults

There are 2,646 adults, (592 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

1,724

50.83%

Male

1,668

49.17%

Canton Households and Families

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.7%11.3%
All72.4%27.6%
Non Family62%38%
Male49.4%50.6%
Female31.5%68.5%

72.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1272.772.4
Married6183.388.7
Non Family3081.0862
Female1243.131.5
Male773.7549.4

3.21

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Canton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade572.45%
9th to 12th Grade1235.29%
High School Graduate74432.01%
Some College51722.25%
Associates Degree43218.59%
Bachelors Degree38116.39%
Graduate Degree703.01%

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,1842,013424
Native American5656
Asian272727
Multiple Races2626
Black2222
Hispanic9
Other Race6

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,096$40,655$27,083
Less Than High School$26,848$27,174$
High School Grad$30,150$33,625$22,550
Some College$37,333$40,018$29,659
Bachelors Degree$46,250$91,806$32,159
Graduate Degree$112,841$112,841$

$36,096

Average Earnings

$40,655

Average Male

$27,083

Average Female

Canton Language

Canton Language by Age

Canton Language

96.34% of Canton residents speak only English, while 3.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.47% of the population.

Canton Poverty

Canton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,9511495.05%
Multiple1507147.33%
Native866069.77%
Hispanic852225.88%
Black2222100.00%
Other40615.00%

9.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.03%

Male Poverty Rate

9.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is White, with 5.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.89%.

Name Poverty
Some College14.24%
Less Than High School3.82%
High School3.55%
Bachelors or Greater1.55%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.22%
Male Unemployed62.32%
Female Employed6.17%
Male Employed0.70%

Canton Income

Canton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,191$88,610
Families$72,645$105,205
Married Families$85,240-
Non Families$34,545$40,270

Canton Marital Status

Canton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Canton Married by Age and Sex

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

Canton Veterans

225

Number of Veterans

180

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam123
World War II25
Korea11
First Gulf War9
Second Gulf War8

$Canton Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Employment Status

69.6%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

4.8%

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

66.21%

Born in South Dakota

99.68%

Native Born

0.32%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.68% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 66.21% having been born in South Dakota. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,545371.05%
20193,508371.07%
20183,471391.14%
20173,432371.09%
20163,395531.59%
20153,342160.48%
20143,326320.97%
20133,294551.70%
20123,239762.40%
20113,163672.16%
20103,096-14-0.05%
20003,1103231.10%
19902,787-99-0.35%
19802,8862210.80%
19702,6651540.60%
19602,511-19-0.08%
19502,530120.05%
19402,5180.00%