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Canton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Canton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Van Zandt County at latitude 32.5543 and longitude -95.8643. Van Zandt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 505 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Canton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Canton, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Canton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Canton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,571
Population in Households 3,346
Population in Familes 2,694
Population in Group Qrtrs 225
Population Density1 606
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,375
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 899
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 879 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 495 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $165,419
Average Home Value $183,457


Median Household Income $39,563
Average Household Income $54,941
Per Capita Income $21,749
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.07% -0.08%
Households -0.14% -0.1%
Families -0.08% -0.2%
Median Household Income   5.07%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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, 2014 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 # 490 72nd
Population Density1 # 1058 40th
Diversity Index2 # 1226 30th
Median Household Income # 1027 41st
Per Capita Income # 840 52nd

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