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Population in 2012: 14,518 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.0%
 

Males: 7,964  (54.9%)
Females: 6,554  (45.1%)

Median resident age:  39.1 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61520.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,198 (it was $31,011 in 2000)
Canton:

$38,198
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,485

Canton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,822 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
Canton:

$75,822
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $90,082; Detached houses: $92,556; Townhouses or other attached units: $74,141; In 2-unit structures: $93,287; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $62,062; Mobile homes: $31,376

Median gross rent in 2012: $598.

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  • White alone - 12,886 (87.7%)
  • Black alone - 1,148 (7.8%)
  • Hispanic - 460 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 177 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 10 (0.07%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Canton: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (20.1%), United States (14.4%), English (12.8%), Irish (10.0%), French (2.9%), Swedish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/11/1892

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 7.85 square miles.

Population density: 1,850 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Canton:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canton city:

  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

470 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe).

This city:  3.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Canton, Illinois as of August 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Canton to the number of sex offenders is 285 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,640 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,653 (2.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (25.0 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (134.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (151.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dunfermline, IL (2.1 miles ), St. David, IL (2.2 miles ), Norris, IL (2.2 miles) , Bryant, IL (2.7 miles ), Banner, IL (2.7 miles) , Fairview, IL (3.0 miles ), Cuba, IL (3.1 miles ), Farmington, IL (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $56,600
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $17,100
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.56 N, Longitude: 90.03 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -661 (-4.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,664 (49.1%)

Area code: 309

Canton household income distribution Canton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Canton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000001100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.06.76.80.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1169919871686171211
per 100,000 72.039.258.959.8126.953.646.9108.154.941.3119.181.475.0
Robberies 202223511224185
per 100,000 13.10.013.113.313.420.133.56.86.913.8168.2122.134.1
Assaults 212319193130312221392328
per 100,000 137.4150.4124.3126.3207.1200.9207.5148.7144.0268.114.020.3190.8
Burglaries 65738787536175747971717067
per 100,000 425.2477.5569.1578.2354.0408.5502.1500.1541.8488.1497.6474.6456.6
Thefts 474404477477301275280303240264294275281
per 100,000 3100.52642.63120.13170.32010.71841.61874.42047.71646.01815.12060.41864.71915.1
Auto thefts 242516161817175104869
per 100,000 157.0163.5104.7106.3120.2113.8113.833.868.627.556.140.761.3
Arson 1188440445422
per 100,000 6.56.552.353.226.726.80.027.027.434.428.013.613.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 266.5223.0259.8264.0273.2209.2231.3262.4192.1208.5282.1226.3231.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Canton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Illinois average:

2.76

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Canton, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,234 (+8.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Average climate in Canton, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Canton-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 170% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/13/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Canton city center injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/29/1976, a category F4 tornado 22.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Canton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from Canton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fulton County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Boomer Grigsby - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Nov 15, 1981), Ian Wolfe - Actor, Phil Johns - Martial artist, Steven Nagel - (born 1946), astronaut, Elizabeth A. Kovachevich - Judge, Harry Jacobs - Football player, Jack Fisk - Art director, Michael K. Smith (Illinois politician) - Politician, Charles Duryea - (1861-1938), automobile pioneer, Mike Grzanich - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Canton:

  • FMC - OF SPOON RIVER (Dialysis Facility, 210 W WALNUT ST)
  • GRAHAM HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (Home Health Center, 410 EAST ELM STREET)
  • EMERALD ESTATES (Hospital, "1577 EAST MYRTLE, P.O. BOX 232")
  • GRAHAM HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 210 WEST WALNUT STREET)
  • HEARTLAND OF CANTON (Nursing Home, 2081 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • RENAISSANCE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1675 EAST ASH STREET)
  • SUNSET REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, 129 SOUTH 1ST AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Canton, IL

Airports and heliports located in Canton:


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Amtrak station near Canton:

  • 20 miles: PEORIA AIRPORT (6100 W. EVERETT M. DIRKSEN PKY.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Canton:

  • Spoon River College (Full-time enrollment: 910; Location: 23235 North County 22; Public; Website: www.src.edu)
  • Graham Hospital School of Nursing (FT enrollment: 40; Location: 210 W Walnut St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: grahamschoolofnursing.org)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:

  • Bradley University (about 24 miles; Peoria, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,105)
  • Illinois Central College (about 29 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,496)
  • Western Illinois University (about 35 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,446)
  • Heartland Community College (about 55 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Illinois State University (about 56 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,494)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 56 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 62 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 2,458)

Public high schools in Canton:

Private high school in Canton:

  • CALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 28; Location: 20 N AVE I; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Canton:

See full list of schools located in Canton, School District: CANTON UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT 66

Library in Canton:

  • PARLIN-INGERSOLL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $767,391; Location: 205 WEST CHESTNUT STREET; 73,826 books; 843 e-books; 8,123 audio materials; 5,236 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 150 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Canton: Canton Industrial Park (A), West Side Sewage Treatment Plant (B), Canton Country Club (C), Parlin Ingersoll Library (D), Ingersoll Gymnasium (E), Illinois River State Correctional Center (F), Fulton County Emergency Medical Association (G), Canton Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Lake Drive Shopping Center (1), North Main Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Canton include: Agape Believers Fellowship Church (A), Berean Missionary Baptist Church (B), Canton Assembly of God Church (C), Canton Church of Christ (D), Christian Life Center (E), Church of the Brethren (F), Church of God of Prophecy (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Eastside Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Greenwood Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Bond Lake (A), Fitch Lake (B), Veterans Lake (C), Strode Lake (D), Rainbow Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Canton include: Big Creek Park (1), South Park (2), Memorial Stadium (3), McCall Park (4), Lakeland Park (5), Kellogg Park (6), Dean Park (7), Anderson Park (8), Wallace Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Canton Friendship Festival (Tours & Charters; 890 East Oak).

Hotels: Canton Inn (665 West Locust Street), Heritage Grand Inn (1150 East Linn Street).

 
Fulton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.3. This is worse than average.
City:

39.3
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.362. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.362
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.739. This is significantly better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.739
U.S.:

2.433
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.2. This is about average. There were 36 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 22.4. This is about average. There were 61 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.4
U.S.:

25.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.0. This is worse than average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.0
U.S.:

9.6

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

CANTON (Address: 2 N. MAIN ST. , Population served: 13932, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-1996. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-1997), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-1997)
FARMINGTON PIZZA COMPANY (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2001 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-16-2001), St Intentional no-action (SEP-19-2001)
GORDYS GET-N-GO (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-1999), St Intentional no-action (JAN-23-2001)
HUNTERS HAVEN (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform
THE GOOSE PIT (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2001 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-15-2001)
KOPPER KETTLE KAFE (092981) (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2001 and MAR-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2001), St Intentional no-action (JUL-11-2001)
MCDUCKS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-27-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1999 and JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-1999), St Intentional no-action (FEB-21-2001)

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

  • SPOON RIVER SPEEDWAY (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NIEMANN FOODS INC (123885) (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • HY-VEE FOOD STORE (123117) (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • KROGER WATER ISLAND (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • SCAPECCHIS (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NIEMANN FOODS INC (123430) (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • FISCHER FOOD CENTER (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.9%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.6% for Black residents, 67.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Canton, IL

People in group quarters in Canton in 2010:

  • 2,069 people in state prisons
  • 261 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 6 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Canton in 2000:

  • 1,947 people in state prisons
  • 282 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in institutions for the blind

Canton compared to Illinois state average:

Canton, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Canton (2011 data):

  • MidAmerica National Bank: Midamerica National Bank at 100 West Elm Street, branch established on 1933/11/22; Hy-Vee Branch at 825 North Main Street, branch established on 1882/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $320.9 mil, Deposits: $265.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Midamerica National Bancshares, Inc.
  • THE National Bank: Messenger Service #2 Branch at 801 North Main Street, branch established on 2004/10/25; Canton Branch at 801 North Main Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2009/01/28: Bank assets: $1,088.2 mil, Deposits: $914.5 mil, headquarters in Moline, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: National Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Farmington: Bank Of Farmington At Canton Branch at 2115 N Main St, branch established on 2007/09/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $112.8 mil, Deposits: $97.1 mil, headquarters in Farmington, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Farmington Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Canton Branch at 245 North Main Street, branch established on 1949/07/30. 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
  • Ipava State Bank: Canton Branch at 74 East Pine Street, branch established on 2004/07/26. Info updated 2006/05/16: Bank assets: $92.1 mil, Deposits: $81.8 mil, headquarters in Ipava, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Isb Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Canton travel time to work - commute


Canton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.12%
Here39.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents26.0%13.2%11.2%7.4%5.9%
Congregations28.2%4.7%5.9%7.1%11.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.4%5.0%4.7%3.1%17.9%
Congregations4.7%2.4%3.5%2.4%29.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Here:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Fulton County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Fulton County:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Fulton County:

9.6%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,203$50,4360$0
Other Government Administration 3$8,096$32,3849$5,585
Judicial and Legal 1$6,134$73,6080$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$98,979$49,4900$0
Firefighters 17$67,932$47,9520$0
Streets and Highways 13$40,406$37,2980$0
Sewerage 11$36,694$40,0300$0
Water Supply 10$32,115$38,5380$0
Local Libraries 7$20,613$35,33710$6,254
Other and Unallocable 19$42,846$27,0616$2,516
Totals for Government 106$358,018$40,53025$14,355

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $378,000 ($26.04)
    Housing & Community Development: $61,000 ($4.20)
    General: $9,000 ($0.62)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,840,000 ($126.74)
    Fire Protection: $1,114,000 ($76.73)
    Sewerage: $1,050,000 ($72.32)
    Water Utilities: $992,000 ($68.33)
    Regular Highways: $983,000 ($67.71)
    General - Other: $511,000 ($35.20)
    Financial Administration: $497,000 ($34.23)
    Central Staff Services: $387,000 ($26.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $322,000 ($22.18)
    General Public Buildings: $151,000 ($10.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($1.58)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $3,575,000 ($246.25)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $831,000 ($57.24)
    Benefit Payments: $552,000 ($38.02)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $60,000 ($4.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $88,000 ($6.06)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $81,000 ($5.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $704,000 ($48.49)
    Water Utilities: $657,000 ($45.25)
    Regular Highways: $115,000 ($7.92)
    Housing & Community Development: $109,000 ($7.51)
    Police Protection: $104,000 ($7.16)
    General - Other: $54,000 ($3.72)
    Fire Protection: $23,000 ($1.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,740,000 ($257.61)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $882,000 ($60.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $280,000 ($19.29)
    All Other: $73,000 ($5.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000 ($1.10)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.28)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $225,000 ($15.50)
    Local Employee Contribution: $117,000 ($8.06)
    Interest Revenue: $56,000 ($3.86)
    From Other Government: $26,000 ($1.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $78,000 ($5.37)
    Housing & Community Development: $70,000 ($4.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $371,000 ($25.55)
    Interest Earnings: $82,000 ($5.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,752,000 ($120.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,982,000 ($205.40)
    Highways: $437,000 ($30.10)
    Housing & Community Development: $27,000 ($1.86)
    All Other: $16,000 ($1.10)
  • Tax - Property: $1,159,000 ($79.83)
    Public Utilities: $678,000 ($46.70)
    NEC: $68,000 ($4.68)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,260,000 ($86.79)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,150,000 ($79.21)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $110,000 ($7.58)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $37,000 ($2.55)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,413,000 ($97.33)
    Total Federal Securities: $832,000 ($57.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,562,000 ($245.35)

4.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Peoria County, IL  1.06% ($39,267 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, IL  0.51% ($28,429)
from McDonough County, IL  0.43% ($37,492)


5.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,091 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Peoria County, IL  1.06% ($33,345 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, IL  0.59% ($31,610)
to McDonough County, IL  0.47% ($20,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:

  • WBYS (1560 AM; daytime; 0 kW; CANTON, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canton:

  • WBYS-FM (107.9 FM; CANTON, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWCT (96.5 FM; FARMINGTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WPPY (101.1 FM; GLASFORD, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WCBU (89.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: BRADLEY UNIVERSITY)
  • WIXO (99.9 FM; BARTONVILLE, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WGLO (95.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WZPW (92.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: B&G BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXMP (105.7 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBNH (88.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WCIC (91.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WPBG (93.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFYR (97.3 FM; ELMWOOD, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WLMD (104.7 FM; BUSHNELL, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSWT (106.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAAG (94.9 FM; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: GALESBURG BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Canton:

  • WHOI (Channel 19; PEORIA, IL; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF PEORIA, LLC)
  • WTVP (Channel 47; PEORIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS VALLEY PUB TELECOMM CORP)
  • WEEK-TV (Channel 25; PEORIA, IL; Owner: WEEK-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMBD-TV (Channel 31; PEORIA, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, L.L.C.)
  • WAOE (Channel 59; PEORIA, IL; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • W41BO (Channel 41; PEORIA, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Canton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total average daily traffic: 11,925
Total average daily truck traffic: 719
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 12,019

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Canton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Canton, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (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: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Canton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Canton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 52
  • Hazardous Condition: 29
  • Service Call: 46
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Canton


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

Most common first names in Canton, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary19881.4 years
John17177.0 years
William15078.7 years
Robert13271.4 years
Charles12276.8 years
James9872.4 years
George8475.6 years
Helen7979.7 years
Margaret6781.5 years
Dorothy6679.5 years
Most common last names in Canton, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9275.9 years
Johnson7875.9 years
Williams6378.9 years
Brown4675.2 years
Wilson4576.9 years
Miller4479.7 years
Davis4276.2 years
Jones3875.4 years
Ellis3779.4 years
Clark3777.7 years
Businesses in Canton, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
FedEx2Sears1
Goodwill2Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular2
Kmart1UPS1
Kroger1Vans1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1
Nike1

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  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 (61520) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Croatian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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