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Canton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Canton had a population of 3,544 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Canton is located at latitude 32.5543 and longitude -95.8643 in Van Zandt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Van Zandt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Canton (GNIS ID: 2409977) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Canton is located within Canton Division of Van Zandt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Canton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,544
Population in Households 3,327
Population in Familes 2,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 217
Population Density1 602
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,366
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 894
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 867 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 498 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $177,174
Average Home Value $200,087


Median Household Income $39,121
Average Household Income $56,234
Per Capita Income $22,286
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.18%
Households -0.24% -0.19%
Families -0.17% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Canton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canton to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 495 72nd
Population Density1 # 1073 39th
Diversity Index2 # 1223 30th
Median Household Income # 1102 37th
Per Capita Income # 844 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.