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Canton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Canton had a population of 3,665 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Canton is located at latitude 32.5565 and longitude -95.8633 in Van Zandt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canton 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.


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Canton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Canton, TX Housing Affordability Index is 202
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Canton, TX Wealth Index is 67
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,665 (100%)
Population in Households 3,462 (94.5%)
Population in Families 2,793 (76.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 203 ( 5.5%)
Population Density 622
Diversity Index2 37
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,635
Average Household Income $63,950
Per Capita Income $24,859
Wealth Index4 67

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 884 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 528 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $118,750
Housing Affordability Index3 202
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,411
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 923
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.25% 0.33%
Households 0.22% 0.28%
Families 0.25% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

Canton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canton to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 500 71st
Population Density # 1058 39th
Diversity Index # 1231 30th
Median Household Income # 954 45th
Per Capita Income # 843 52nd

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