Canton, Texas Population 2023

4,506

Canton is a city located in Van Zandt County Texas. Canton has a 2023 population of 4,506. It is also the county seat of Van Zandt County.Canton is currently growing at a rate of 2.22% annually and its population has increased by 6.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,218 in 2020.

The average household income in Canton is $69,770 with a poverty rate of 12.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Canton is 43.7 years, 38.3 years for males, and 47.1 years for females.

Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 95.07%
  • Black or African American: 3.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.65%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Asian: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
6.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
754.60/sq mi
Growth Rate
2.22% (98)
Growth Since 2020
6.83% (288)
The current population of Canton, Texas is 4,506 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,218.

Canton, Texas Population 2023

Population by Race

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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid 2023

Canton Median Age

43.7

Total

38.3

Male

47.1

Female

Canton Adults

There are 3,411 adults, (987 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female1,93246.66%
Male2,20953.34%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.77

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

70.8%

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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,939

Average Earnings

$39,926

Average Male

$37,500

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

95.51% of Canton residents speak only English, while 4.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.76% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

rate

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12.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.64%

Male Poverty Rate

9.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is White, with 15.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is Black, with 3.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.73%.

Canton Poverty

rate

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Canton Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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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

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

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 45-54.

Canton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Canton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

395

Number of Veterans

330

Male Veterans

65

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

9.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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

80.24%

Born in Canton

103.53%

Native Born

3.97%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

2.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

103.53% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 80.24% having been born in Texas. 1.51% 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: data after 2021 is projected based on recent change

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Canton Population by Year