West Canton, North Carolina Population 2020

1,257

West Canton is a city located in North Carolina. West Canton has a 2020 population of 1,257. West Canton is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 0.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,247 in 2010. West Canton reached it's highest population of 1,390 in 2016.

The average household income in West Canton is $51,524 with a poverty rate of 12.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $804 per month, and the median house value is $122,900. The median age in West Canton is 42 years, 43.5 years for males, and 38.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males.

West Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 95.15%
  • Two or more races: 2.86%
  • Asian: 1.43%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of West Canton, North Carolina is 1,257, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,257.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,247.

West Canton, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,19695.15%
Two or More Races362.86%
Asian181.43%
Black or African American70.56%

West Canton Population Pyramid 2020

West Canton Median Age

42


Total

43.5


Male

38.4


Female

West Canton Adults

There are 961 adults, (225 of whom are seniors) in West Canton.

West Canton Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

West Canton Sex Ratio

Female

645

51.31%

Male

612

48.69%

West Canton Households and Families

West Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married75.5%24.5%
Female71.1%28.9%
All66.6%33.4%
Non Family47.6%52.4%

66.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4882.5866.6
Married2573.3275.5
Non Family1661.1347.6
Female453.6971.1
Male202.5100

3.31

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

1.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Canton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade293.34%
9th to 12th Grade10411.97%
High School Graduate31536.25%
Some College25729.57%
Associates Degree738.40%
Bachelors Degree637.25%
Graduate Degree283.22%

West Canton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White83071491
Asian185
Multiple Races95
Black77
Hispanic55

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 white people with a rate of 10.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,313$47,981$33,042
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$34,569$48,173$33,988
Some College$34,167$42,059$27,778
Bachelors Degree$41,667$58,750$
Graduate Degree$51,324$$

$40,313

Average Earnings

$47,981

Average Male

$33,042

Average Female

West Canton Language

West Canton Language by Age

West Canton Language

98.91% of West Canton residents speak only English, while 1.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.09% of the population.

West Canton Poverty

West Canton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,1791149.67%
Multiple362775.00%
Asian1818100.00%

12.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.60%

Male Poverty Rate

13.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Canton

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Canton is White, with 9.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.85%
Some College10.61%
High School2.54%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Employed6.87%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

West Canton Income

West Canton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,500$51,524
Families$57,778$64,361
Married Families$63,472-
Non Families$20,806$24,846

West Canton Marital Status

West Canton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

West Canton Married by Age and Sex

West Canton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Canton Marital Status by Race

West Canton Veterans

138

Number of Veterans

121

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War46
Second Gulf War37
Vietnam30
World War II5
Korea
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5443
65 to 7435
18 to 3432
55 to 6423
75+5

$West Canton Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Canton Employment Status

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

West 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

76.21%

Born in North Carolina

98.57%

Native Born

1.43%

Foreign Born

1.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.57% of West Canton residents were born in the United States, with 76.21% having been born in North Carolina. 1.43% 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
20201,2570.00%
20191,2570.00%
20181,257332.70%
20171,224-166-11.94%
20161,390443.27%
20151,34612310.06%
20141,223524.44%
20131,171-79-6.32%
20121,250665.57%
20111,184-63-5.05%
20101,2470.00%