Canton, TX Community Profile: Data

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Canton: Basic Info

Canton is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the City of Canton is the formal official name. It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Van Zandt County at latitude 32.5565 and longitude -95.8633. The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Canton has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries 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). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

Also See: Canton, TX ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Canton: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data

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The Canton Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Canton (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Canton ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the City of Canton with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, Texas Congressional District Maps and a Map of Van Zandt County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Canton Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Canton Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all Texas Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Canton Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Canton. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Canton area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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

POPULATION

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
 

HOUSEHOLDS

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

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,546
Owner Occupied HU 879
Renter Occupied HU 495
Vacant Housing Units 171
Median Home Value $165,419
Average Home Value $183,457
 

INCOME

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

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.

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Canton, TX: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Canton to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 490 72nd
Population Density1 # 1058 40th
Diversity Index2 # 1226 30th
Median Household Income # 1027 41st
Per Capita Income # 840 52nd