Canton, Georgia

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Population in 2014: 24,801 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +221.7%
Males: 12,060  (48.6%)
Females: 12,741  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  33.7 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 30114, 30115.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,314 (it was $40,361 in 2000)
Canton:

$45,314
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,760 (it was $17,324 in 2000)

Canton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $168,609 (it was $104,700 in 2000)
Canton:

$168,609
GA:

$141,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $877.

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  • Races in Canton, GA (2013)

    Canton races chart
    • 14,09259.6%White alone
    • 6,13926.0%Hispanic
    • 2,45810.4%Black alone
    • 5662.4%Asian alone
    • 2951.2%Other race alone
    • 2401.0%Two or more races
    • 200.08%American Indian alone

Races in Canton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Canton: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (11.9%), English (9.3%), Irish (9.0%), German (7.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 14.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,739 people per square mile   (low).

Canton,GA real estate house value index trend

Canton, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Canton:

  • High school or higher: 73.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canton city:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

3,989 residents are foreign born (13.9% Latin America).

This city:

16.5%
Georgia:

9.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Canton, Georgia as of June 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Canton to the number of sex offenders is 553 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,550 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,271 (0.8%)

Canton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Northeast Cobb, GA (15.2 miles , pop. 150,396).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (32.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (554.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Holly Springs, GA (2.1 miles ), Waleska, GA (2.7 miles ), Woodstock, GA (3.0 miles ), Lathemtown, GA (3.2 miles ), Ball Ground, GA (3.2 miles ), Mountain Park, GA (3.3 miles ), Milton, GA (3.4 miles ), Nelson, GA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 1998: 152 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 1999: 117 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2000: 184 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2001: 342 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2002: 484 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2003: 793 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2004: 781 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2005: 631 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2006: 747 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2007: 437 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2008: 132 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2009: 46 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2010: 99 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2012: 102 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2013: 170 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2014: 282 buildings, average cost: $160,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.23 N, Longitude: 84.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,309 (+21.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,973 (38.1%)

Area codes: 770, 678

Canton household income distribution Canton home values distribution

Property values in Canton, GA

Crime rates in Canton (2002):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (12.4 per 100,000)
  • 5 robberies (62.0 per 100,000)
  • 11 assaults (136.5 per 100,000)
  • 34 burglaries (421.8 per 100,000)
  • 422 thefts (5,235.1 per 100,000)
  • 32 auto thefts (397.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 327.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Crime rates in Canton (2003):

  • 1 murder (8.7 per 100,000)
  • 7 rapes (60.9 per 100,000)
  • 15 robberies (130.4 per 100,000)
  • 36 assaults (313.0 per 100,000)
  • 74 burglaries (643.3 per 100,000)
  • 467 thefts (4,059.8 per 100,000)
  • 36 auto thefts (313.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 401.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 322.2)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 50 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Georgia average:

2.51
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Canton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Canton, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Canton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Canton city center injured 46 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 13.6 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Canton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 117.6 miles away from Canton center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 112.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 168.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 276.8 miles away from Canton center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 347.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canton topographic map

Birthplace of: Chase Miller - Stock car racing driver, John Hannah (American football) - Football player and coach, Sonny Landham - Film actor, Chris Singleton (basketball) - Basketball player, David Bottoms - Poet, Bob Hasty - Baseball player, Charles Martin (American football) - Football player, Charley Hannah - Football player, Eli D. Hoyle - General, Joe Happe - College football player (UAB Blazers).

Hospitals and medical centers in Canton:

  • NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL CHEROKEE (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 201 HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • BRIAN CENTER (150 HOSPITAL CIRCLE)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHABILITATION/CANTON (150 HOSPITAL CIRCLE N.W.)
  • CANTON INTERMEDIATE CARE HOME (RT 6 BOX 18)
  • CANTON NURSING CENTER (321 HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • FMC NORTHERN GEORGIA INC (411 HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • NORTHWEST GEORGIA RENAL CENTER (260 HOSPITAL ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Canton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:

  • Kennesaw State University (about 15 miles; Kennesaw, GA; Full-time enrollment: 21,215)
  • Southern Polytechnic State University (about 20 miles; Marietta, GA; FT enrollment: 5,258)
  • Chattahoochee Technical College (about 21 miles; Marietta, GA; FT enrollment: 8,173)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta (about 22 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,140)
  • Strayer University-Georgia (about 28 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,447)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 31 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Emory University (about 32 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 14,382)

Public high schools in Canton:

Private high school in Canton:

  • CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 34, Location: 2861 BALL GROUND HWY, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Canton:

Private elementary/middle school in Canton:

  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 71, Location: 152 ROLLING HILLS AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Canton

Library in Canton:

  • SEQUOYAH REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $4,221,431; Location: 116 BROWN INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY; 312,849 books; 15,363 audio materials; 4,581 video materials; 63 local licensed databases; 146 state licensed databases; 505 print serial subscriptions; 7 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add Creekland Elementary and Creekside High School to the listing of Canton Elementary Schools.

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Notable locations in Canton: Canton Country Club (A), Cherokee County Fire and Rescue (B), Gymnastics Recreation Center (C), Georgia Station Patrol Post 28 Police Station (D), Canton Fire Department Station 16 (E), Cherokee County Public Safety Building (F), Cherokee County Board of Education (G), Cherokee County Administration Building (H), Canton Fire Department Station 11 (I), Cherokee County Courthouse (J), Canton City Hall (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Canton Corners Shopping Center (1), Canton Mill Commons Shopping Center (2), Canton Village Shopping Center (3), Riverplace Shopping Center (4), Riverstone Mill Shopping Center (5), Shady Hook Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Canton include: Zion Baptist Church (A), Saint Paul Cemetery (B), First Methodist Episcopal Church South (C), First Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hickory Log Cemetery (1), Cherokee Memorial Park (2), Keith Cemetery (3), River View Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Canton Mills Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Scott Mill Creek (A), Canton Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Canton include: Canton Commerical Historic District (1), Brown Park (2), Harmon Field (3), Boling Park (4), Canton Historic District (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Tanglewood Farm (Petting Zoos; 171 Tanglewood Drive) (1), Cherokee Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1149 Marietta Highway) (2), Etowah Maid Dairy (Tours & Charters; 362 Stringer Road) (3), Around Canton (Tours & Charters; 270 East Main Street) (4), Cagle's Dairy (Tours & Charters; 362 Stringer Road) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Canton (138 Keith Drive) (1), Days Inn of Canton (101 Juniper Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Cherokee County - Probate Court- Kipling L McVay Judge (Justice Centre) (1), Cherokee County - Probate Court (90 North Street Suite 310) (2), Cherokee County - State Court & Juvenile Court Judge (90 North Street Suite 310) (3), Promience Court (508 Willow Turn) (4), Cherokee County - Superior Court Judges (90 North Street Suite 310) (5), Court Collections Corporation (154 North Street) (6), Cherokee County - Juvenille Court Judges (90 North Street) (7), Holly Springs Police Department (100 Hickory Circle) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 76.6. This is about average.

City:

76.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.59
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 35.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.9% for other race residents, 13.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.3%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Canton in 2010:

  • 179 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Canton in 2000:

  • 201 people in nursing homes
  • 55 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Canton (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: Canton Wal-Mart Branch, Hickory Flat Branch, Market Bridgemill Publix In-Store Br, Canton Marketplace Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Canton Branch, Riverstone, Canton/West Main Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Hickory Flat & Hickory Banking Cente at 6782 Hickory Flat Highway, branch established on 2011/04/05; Riverstone Plaza at 1453 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 100, branch established on 2002/05/13. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Cherokee Bank, National Association: at 1275 Riverstone Parkway, branch established on 1999/07/26; Marietta Highway Branch at 3595 Marietta Highway, branch established on 2002/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $168.0 mil, Deposits: $150.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Cherokee Banking Company
  • United Community Bank: Sixes Road Branch at 3781 Sixes Road, branch established on 2001/10/29; Riverstone Branch at 2215 Riverstone Boulevard, branch established on 2003/07/28. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • First Cherokee State Bank: Canton Branch at 134 Keith Drive, branch established on 1998/06/01. Info updated 2007/06/04: Bank assets: $222.0 mil, Deposits: $190.4 mil, headquarters in Woodstock, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Acru, Inc.
  • Community & Southern Bank: Canton Branch at 13 Reinhardt College Parkway, branch established on 2006/05/19. Info updated 2010/09/20: Bank assets: $2,188.5 mil, Deposits: $1,690.2 mil, headquarters in Carrollton, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Community & Southern Holdings, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Prominence Point Branch at 152 Prominence Point Parkway, branch established on 2007/01/16. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.8
Georgia average:

12.6

Canton travel time to work - commute Canton mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in Canton:

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Religion statistics for Canton city (based on Cherokee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant60,308110
Mainline Protestant17,17728
Catholic9,6172
Black Protestant2,4275
Other1,8618
Orthodox601
None122,896-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 30
Cherokee County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Cherokee County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 62
Cherokee County:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 144
Here:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

23.3%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Canton:

46.3%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Canton:

43.7%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.4%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Canton:

9.6%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Canton:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

29.2%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Canton:

55.2%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Canton, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$18,505$55,5151$573
Other Government Administration 5$27,883$66,9190$0
Judicial and Legal 2$6,046$36,2760$0
Police Protection - Officers 37$143,888$46,6660$0
Police - Other 5$27,066$64,9580$0
Firefighters 21$79,757$45,5750$0
Fire - Other 5$21,015$50,4360$0
Streets and Highways 15$40,589$32,4711$1,831
Solid Waste Management 1$2,298$27,5760$0
Parks and Recreation 5$12,162$29,1890$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$22,946$55,0700$0
Other and Unallocable 8$26,499$39,7496$5,141
Totals for Government 113$428,654$45,5218$7,545

Canton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,684,000 ($67.90)
    Sewerage: $1,123,000 ($45.28)
    Regular Highways: $1,083,000 ($43.67)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,898,000 ($76.53)
    Police Protection: $1,695,000 ($68.34)
    Sewerage: $1,359,000 ($54.80)
    Central Staff Services: $967,000 ($38.99)
    Fire Protection: $938,000 ($37.82)
    Regular Highways: $607,000 ($24.47)
    General - Other: $546,000 ($22.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $334,000 ($13.47)
    General Public Buildings: $222,000 ($8.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $221,000 ($8.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $214,000 ($8.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $200,000 ($8.06)
    Financial Administration: $175,000 ($7.06)
    Housing & Community Development: $124,000 ($5.00)
    Corrections - Other: $42,000 ($1.69)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($0.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($1.98)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $42,000 ($1.69)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($0.81)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($0.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $1,377,000 ($55.52)
    General - Other: $591,000 ($23.83)
    Fire Protection: $324,000 ($13.06)
    General Public Building: $240,000 ($9.68)
    Police Protection: $113,000 ($4.56)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $49,000 ($1.98)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($1.65)
    Central Staff: $35,000 ($1.41)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($1.13)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($0.77)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($0.44)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,415,000 ($137.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $460,000 ($18.55)

Canton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,968,000 ($79.35)
    All Other: $347,000 ($13.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $316,000 ($12.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,510,000 ($60.88)
    General Support: $18,000 ($0.73)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,168,000 ($87.42)
    Interest Earnings: $148,000 ($5.97)
    Rents: $44,000 ($1.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,952,000 ($119.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $140,000 ($5.64)
    All Other: $25,000 ($1.01)
  • Tax - Property: $1,977,000 ($79.71)
    NEC: $1,518,000 ($61.21)
    Public Utilities: $727,000 ($29.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $332,000 ($13.39)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $322,000 ($12.98)

Canton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $8,283,000 ($333.98)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $825,000 ($33.26)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $325,000 ($13.10)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $7,933,000 ($319.87)
    Other, NEC: $1,100,000 ($44.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $350,000 ($14.11)
    Other, NEC: $50,000 ($2.02)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $325,000 ($13.10)

Canton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,846,000 ($114.75)

8.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.05%
Georgia average:

9.45%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($197 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

0.03%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cobb County, GA  2.27% ($44,244 average AGI)
from Fulton County, GA  0.94% ($45,037)
from Pickens County, GA  0.30% ($34,041)


7.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,888 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
Georgia average:

9.32%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($309 average AGI)
Cherokee County:

0.05%
Georgia average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cobb County, GA  1.80% ($37,782 average AGI)
to Fulton County, GA  0.85% ($47,097)
to Pickens County, GA  0.28% ($30,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:

  • WCHK (1290 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, GA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WGKA (1190 AM; 25 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WAOS (1600 AM; 20 kW; AUSTELL, GA; Owner: LA FAVORITA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canton:

  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLCL (105.7 FM; CANTON, GA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W265BD (100.9 FM; WOODSTOCK, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCCV (91.7 FM; CARTERSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWWQ (100.5 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKHX-FM (101.5 FM; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNNX (99.7 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WKLS (96.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLTM (94.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB-FM (98.5 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSTR (94.1 FM; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WVEE (103.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZGC (92.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ATLANTA)
  • WRFG (89.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: RADIO FREE GEORGIA BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Canton:

  • WSKC-LP (Channel 59; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.)
  • WPXA (Channel 14; ROME, GA; Owner: PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WAGA (Channel 5; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W38CU (Channel 38; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KOREAN AMERICAN TV BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSB-TV (Channel 2; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WSB-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WATL (Channel 36; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WATL, LLC)
  • WTBS (Channel 17; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SUPERSTATION, INC.)
  • WGCL-TV (Channel 46; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WXIA-TV (Channel 11; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WHSG (Channel 63; MONROE, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WANN-LP (Channel 32; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDTA-LP (Channel 53; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WPBA (Channel 30; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WUPA (Channel 69; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF ATLANTA INC.)
  • WIRE-CA (Channel 40; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTHC-LP (Channel 42; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: THE ATLANTA CHANNEL, INC.)
  • WANX-LP (Channel 26; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W24AL (Channel 24; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WATC (Channel 57; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W55BM (Channel 55; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Canton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Canton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 44Number of bridges
  • 438m1,437ftTotal length
  • $59,202,000Total costs
  • 919,376Total average daily traffic
  • 15,809Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 181970-1979
  • 221980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Canton, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Canton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 175 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Canton, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 296 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Canton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Canton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 48 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED39$143,71117$176,389114$199,6023$45,36715$175,1411$26,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$218,5701$117,88011$168,9400$01$83,1200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$143,8055$126,93854$177,5464$64,1156$91,2621$69,350
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$143,2992$183,47535$202,6181$104,4002$105,3250$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$108,2352$206,05010$186,0760$01$128,6400$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0904.00 , 0906.01, 0906.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$259,2453$287,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$205,9003$202,963
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0904.00 , 0906.01, 0906.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Canton and their reported violations in the past:

CANTON (Population served: 14,300, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2013, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2001), St Intentional no-action (FEB-10-2004)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1998, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-1999), St Intentional no-action (FEB-10-2004)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-1997), St Intentional no-action (FEB-10-2004)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Canton that have no violations reported:

  • CHEROKEE COUNTY (Population served: 145,389, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 207
  • Hazardous Condition: 161
  • Service Call: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Canton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Canton, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Canton, Georgia:

  • Days Inn Canton, 291 Ball Ground Rd, Canton, Georgia 30114 , Phone: (770) 479-0301
  • Pine Crest Motor Lodge, 2330 Holly Springs Pkwy, Canton, Georgia 30114 , Phone: (770) 345-5521
  • Hampton Inn Canton, 710 Transit Ave, Canton, Georgia 30114 , Phone: (770) 345-7400, Fax: (770) 345-7401
  • Best Western Mountain Villa Inn & Suites, 705 Transit Ave,, Canton, Georgia 30114 , Phone: (770) 345-6800, Fax: (770) 345-6887
  • Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Canton, 114 Riverpointe Pkwy, Canton, Georgia 30114 , Phone: (770) 345-8700, Fax: (770) 345-8773
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Canton, Georgia
Most common first names in Canton, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23871.2 years
William18873.8 years
John17176.4 years
Mary15679.7 years
Robert11068.9 years
Charles7870.5 years
George7575.7 years
Ruby5779.9 years
Henry5476.6 years
Thomas5374.9 years
Most common last names in Canton, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10574.5 years
Johnson6472.2 years
Fowler5875.1 years
Cantrell4677.4 years
Payne4573.5 years
White4473.3 years
Jones4273.7 years
Martin4176.9 years
Davis4175.9 years
Williams4072.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Canton, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T5Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts3McDonald's6
Applebee's1Nike11
Arby's1OfficeMax1
AutoZone2Olive Garden1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback1
Best Western1Outback Steakhouse1
Blockbuster3Panda Express1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza2
CVS3Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A2PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Publix Super Markets6
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Curves2RadioShack1
DHL1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Rue211
Domino's Pizza3Ryan's Grill1
DressBarn1Sears1
Dressbarn1Staples1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks3
FedEx11Subway8
GNC3T-Mobile3
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill2Taco Bell3
H&R Block2Target1
Hardee's1Toyota1
Hilton1U-Haul8
Holiday Inn1UPS10
Home Depot2Vans1
IHOP1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York2Waffle House4
KFC3Walgreens3
Kmart1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's4
Kroger3YMCA1
Lane Furniture3

Canton compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Canton on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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