Canton, Texas Population 2021

3,915
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Canton is a city located in Van Zandt County Texas. It is also the county seat of Van Zandt County. With a 2020 population of 3,915, it is the 427th largest city in Texas and the 5477th largest city in the United States . Canton is currently growing at a rate of 0.69% annually and its population has increased by 9.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,581 in 2010. Canton reached it's highest population of 3,915 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Canton has a population density of 656 people per square mile.

The average household income in Canton is $69,480 with a poverty rate of 11.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,052 per month, and the median house value is $111,700. The median age in Canton is 40.4 years, 38.4 years for males, and 45.7 years for females.

Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 92.93%
  • Black or African American: 2.84%
  • Two or more races: 2.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.97%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Canton, Texas is 3,915 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,834.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,581.

Canton, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,53692.93%
Black or African American1082.84%
Two or More Races942.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander370.97%
Some Other Race300.79%
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Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid $2021

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Canton Median Age

40.4


Total

38.4


Male

45.7


Female

Canton Adults

There are 3,048 adults, (941 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

80.6

Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

1,944

51.09%

Male

1,861

48.91%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
All73.9%26.1%
Female72.8%27.2%
Non Family67.6%32.4%
Male38.2%61.8%

73.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Canton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5182.2973.9
Married643386
Non Family5811.1767.6
Female1842.6572.8
Male1103.4738.2

2.91

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Canton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1465.12%
9th to 12th Grade29510.34%
High School Graduate85830.07%
Some College80428.18%
Associates Degree36212.69%
Bachelors Degree31511.04%
Graduate Degree732.56%
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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
White2,5662,292341
Hispanic129256
Black956541
2+ Races4512
Islander2424
Other Race24136

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 43.16%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,530$35,192$36,019
Less Than 9th Grade$24,375$23,958$
High School Graduate$34,318$41,429$26,364
Some College$30,714$37,625$29,596
Bachelors Degree$48,405$$49,483
Graduate Degree$38,611$$

$35,530

Average Earnings

$35,192

Average Male

$36,019

Average Female

Canton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Canton Language by Age

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Canton Language

94.39% of Canton residents speak only English, while 5.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.57% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,22938111.80%
Hispanic951616.84%
Black48714.58%

11.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.07%

Male Poverty Rate

10.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Hispanic, with 16.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is White, with 11.80% 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 27.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.44%.

Canton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College13.51%
High School11.79%
Less Than 9th Grade6.35%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Canton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed48.08%
Female Employed7.68%
Male Employed5.75%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,979$69,480
Families$62,679$84,060
Married Families$87,688-
Non Families$27,574$43,984
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Income by Household Type

Canton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

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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381

Number of Veterans

331

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War173
Vietnam102
Korea29
First Gulf War12
World War II10

Canton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+112
18 to 34102
35 to 5493
55 to 6438
65 to 7436

Canton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White34812.39%
Black3330.56%

Canton Veterans by Race

Canton Veterans by Education

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14.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

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48.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.2%

Employment Rate

6.8%

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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72.01%

Born in Canton

95.53%

Native Born

4.47%

Foreign Born

2.42%

Non Citizen

2.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.53% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 72.01% having been born in Texas. 2.42% 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
20213,915270.69%
20203,888270.70%
20193,861270.70%
20183,834200.52%
20173,814260.69%
20163,788471.26%
20153,7411885.29%
20143,553-8-0.22%
20133,56110.03%
20123,560200.56%
20113,540-29-0.81%
20103,5692770.81%
20003,2923431.11%
19902,9491040.36%
19802,8450.00%

Canton Population by Year