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Canton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Canton had a population of 3,551 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Canton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,551
Daytime Population: Workers 3,912
Daytime Population: Residents 1,943
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,855
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.65
Population in Households 3,352
Population in Familes 2,701
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density2 602
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $50,653
Average Household Income $68,417
Per Capita Income $27,510


Total Housing Units 1,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 859 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 510 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $129,271
Average Home Value $156,752


Total Households 1,370
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 896
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.12% 0.17%
Households -0.13% 0.09%
Families -0.09% 0.02%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Canton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canton to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 504 71st
Population Density # 1080 38th
Diversity Index # 1206 31st
Median Household Income # 701 60th
Per Capita Income # 556 68th

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