West Canton, North Carolina Population 2021

1,256
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West Canton is a city located in North Carolina. West Canton has a 2020 population of 1,256. West Canton is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 0.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,247 in 2010. West Canton reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in West Canton is $51,675 with a poverty rate of 15.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $708 per month, and the median house value is $139,100. The median age in West Canton is 42.9 years, 42.8 years for males, and 45 years for females.

West Canton Demographics

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

  • White: 95.62%
  • Two or more races: 2.15%
  • Asian: 1.43%
  • Black or African American: 0.80%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of West Canton, North Carolina is 1,256 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,256.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,247.

West Canton, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,20195.62%
Two or More Races272.15%
Asian181.43%
Black or African American100.80%
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West Canton Population by Race

West Canton Population Pyramid $2021

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West Canton Median Age

42.9


Total

42.8


Male

45


Female

West Canton Adults

There are 956 adults, (211 of whom are seniors) in West Canton.

West Canton Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

West Canton Sex Ratio

Female

653

51.99%

Male

603

48.01%

West Canton Population by Age

West Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family45.7%54.3%
Female62.5%37.5%
All65.5%34.5%
Married77.8%22.2%
Male100%0%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Canton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5222.4165.5
Married2703.1977.8
Non Family1881.0645.7
Female483.162.5
Male162.94100

3.15

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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West Canton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade101.14%
9th to 12th Grade12914.71%
High School Graduate33838.54%
Some College22425.54%
Associates Degree606.84%
Bachelors Degree829.35%
Graduate Degree343.88%
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West Canton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White845719116
Asian185
Black1010
2+ Races44

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 13.73%.

West Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,760$48,182$38,542
Less Than 9th Grade$$64,167$
High School Graduate$33,684$32,625$34,063
Some College$48,229$48,125$52,750
Bachelors Degree$43,750$49,167$43,250
Graduate Degree$54,412$81,875$

$42,760

Average Earnings

$48,182

Average Male

$38,542

Average Female

West Canton Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Canton Language by Age

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West Canton Language

98.89% of West Canton residents speak only English, while 1.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.11% of the population.

West Canton Language

West Canton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,20115813.16%
Multiple272385.19%
Asian1818100.00%

15.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.60%

Male Poverty Rate

18.84%

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 13.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.36%.

West Canton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.40%
Some College14.08%
High School2.96%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

West Canton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed7.27%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

West Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Canton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,289$51,675
Families$58,333$64,355
Married Families$64,750-
Non Families$23,281$28,370
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Income by Household Type

West Canton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.8%

Male Marriage Rate

56.1%

Female Marriage Rate

West Canton Married by Age and Sex

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West Canton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

West Canton Marital Status by Race

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West Canton Marital Status

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145

Number of Veterans

126

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War47
Second Gulf War46
Vietnam36
Korea5
World War II

West Canton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3441
35 to 5440
65 to 7432
55 to 6419
75+13

West Canton Veterans by Age

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West Canton Veterans by Race

West Canton Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

9.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Canton Veterans by Education

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52.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

West Canton Employment by Age

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West Canton Employment by Race

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West 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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70.62%

Born in West Canton

98.57%

Native Born

1.43%

Foreign Born

1.43%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.57% of West Canton residents were born in the United States, with 70.62% 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.

West Canton Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,2560.00%
20201,2560.00%
20191,256-1-0.08%
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%

West Canton Population by Year