Canton, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 13,865 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 
Males: 7,661  (55.3%)
Females: 6,204  (44.7%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61520.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,208 (it was $31,011 in 2000)
Canton:

$42,208
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,846 (it was $17,012 in 2000)

Canton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,922 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
Canton:

$92,922
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $119,591; detached houses: $118,772; townhouses or other attached units: $193,720; in 2-unit structures: $263,621; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $74,052; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $324,621; mobile homes: $37,593

Median gross rent in 2017: $609.

March 2019 cost of living index in Canton: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.1%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.2% for Black residents, 39.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.2% for American Indian residents, 62.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Canton, IL (2017)
    • 11,80483.5%White alone
    • 1,2008.5%Black alone
    • 8055.7%Hispanic
    • 1431.0%Two or more races
    • 410.3%Asian alone
    • 150.1%American Indian alone
    • 110.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Canton, Illinois as of October 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Canton is 261 to 1.


Crime rates in Canton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(53.6)
7
(46.9)
16
(108.1)
8
(54.9)
6
(41.3)
17
(119.1)
12
(81.4)
11
(75.0)
7
(48.4)
8
(55.7)
7
(49.3)
2
(14.2)
9
(64.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(20.1)
5
(33.5)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.9)
2
(13.8)
24
(168.2)
18
(122.1)
5
(34.1)
1
(6.9)
1
(7.0)
2
(14.1)
4
(28.3)
2
(14.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
30
(200.9)
31
(207.5)
22
(148.7)
21
(144.0)
39
(268.1)
2
(14.0)
3
(20.3)
28
(190.8)
19
(131.4)
10
(69.6)
17
(119.6)
8
(56.7)
22
(157.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(408.5)
75
(502.1)
74
(500.1)
79
(541.8)
71
(488.1)
71
(497.6)
70
(474.6)
67
(456.6)
67
(463.3)
43
(299.2)
45
(316.7)
42
(297.5)
34
(242.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
275
(1,842)
280
(1,874)
303
(2,048)
240
(1,646)
264
(1,815)
294
(2,060)
275
(1,865)
281
(1,915)
289
(1,998)
219
(1,524)
187
(1,316)
147
(1,041)
201
(1,436)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(113.8)
17
(113.8)
5
(33.8)
10
(68.6)
4
(27.5)
8
(56.1)
6
(40.7)
9
(61.3)
11
(76.1)
3
(20.9)
5
(35.2)
5
(35.4)
8
(57.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(27.0)
4
(27.4)
5
(34.4)
4
(28.0)
2
(13.6)
2
(13.6)
2
(13.8)
3
(20.9)
2
(14.1)
2
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)200.4221.6251.4184.0199.7270.3216.8221.8185.5144.1145.296.5166.2

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City-data.com crime index in Canton, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 29 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Illinois average:

2.66
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Ancestries: German (16.4%), American (15.0%), English (9.2%), Irish (5.5%), Italian (2.9%), Polish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/11/1892

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 7.85 square miles.

Population density: 1,766 people per square mile   (low).

Canton, Illinois map

474 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America).

This city:

3.4%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,940 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,954 (2.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.56 N, Longitude: 90.03 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +137 (+1.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,061 (57.5%)

Area code: 309

Distribution of median household income in Canton, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Canton, IL in 2017
Canton satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $50,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Canton, IL residents
Average permit cost in Canton, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.4%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Canton, IL
Historical housing units in Canton, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +1,234 (+8.8%).
Most common industries in Canton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Machinery (7.6%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.3%)
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Canton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)

Average climate in Canton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Canton, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.0
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 0.927. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.927
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Canton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% 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 near Illinois state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 185.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from Canton center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 185.3 miles away from Canton center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 170.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 236.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fulton County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Canton:

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

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: 1,118; Location: 23235 North County 22; Public; Website: www.src.edu)
  • Graham Hospital School of Nursing (Full-time enrollment: 57; Location: 210 W Walnut St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: grahamschoolofnursing.org)
  • Innovations Design Academy (Full-time enrollment: 30; Location: 125 E Locust St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.innovationsdesignacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:

  • Bradley University (about 25 miles; Peoria, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,152)
  • Illinois Central College (about 29 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Western Illinois University (about 35 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Heartland Community College (about 54 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Illinois State University (about 55 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 56 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 62 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)

Public high schools in Canton:

Private high school in Canton:

  • CALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 26, Location: 20 N AVENUE I, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Canton:

  • INGERSOLL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 780, Location: 1605 E ASH ST, Grades: 5-8)
  • EASTVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1490 E MYRTLE ST, Grades: KG-4)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 20 LINCOLN RD, Grades: KG-4)
  • WESTVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 700 OLD WEST VINE ST, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Canton

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

Fulton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

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), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-27-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • CANTON (Population served: 13,932, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • SPOON RIVER SPEEDWAY (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE GOOSE PIT (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Canton:

Marital status in Canton, IL
  • Never married: 35.9%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

For population 25 years and over in Canton:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Canton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Canton, IL (based on Fulton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,58239
Evangelical Protestant4,57137
Catholic1,2174
Other3224
None23,377-
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: 7
This county:

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
Here:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
State:

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

10.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Canton:

48.5%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.6%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Canton:

19.4%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.0%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.9%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.7%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Canton:

77.5%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Canton, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 20$110,187$66,1120$0
Firefighters 17$97,608$68,9000$0
Sewerage 12$65,727$65,7270$0
Water Supply 10$50,373$60,4481$1,860
Fire - Other 9$31,689$42,2520$0
Streets and Highways 8$31,002$46,5030$0
Local Libraries 5$16,609$39,8629$7,708
Other Government Administration 4$12,453$37,3599$6,446
Solid Waste Management 4$14,876$44,6280$0
Police - Other 2$5,972$35,8325$2,148
Financial Administration 1$3,443$41,3160$0
Judicial and Legal 1$7,874$94,4880$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 93$447,813$57,78224$18,162

Canton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $905,000 ($65.27)
    Water Utilities: $721,000 ($52.00)
    Sewerage: $528,000 ($38.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $138,000 ($9.95)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $3,515,000 ($253.52)
    Police Protection: $3,056,000 ($220.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,127,000 ($153.41)
    General - Other: $1,799,000 ($129.75)
    Central Staff Services: $1,707,000 ($123.12)
    Regular Highways: $726,000 ($52.36)
    General Public Buildings: $125,000 ($9.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $108,000 ($7.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $925,000 ($66.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $89,000 ($6.42)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($0.87)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($0.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,052,000 ($436.49)

Canton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,485,000 ($179.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $706,000 ($50.92)
    Other: $111,000 ($8.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $168,000 ($12.12)
    Public Welfare: $85,000 ($6.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $286,000 ($20.63)
    Fines and Forfeits: $70,000 ($5.05)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($1.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,310,000 ($238.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,725,000 ($340.79)
    Highways: $384,000 ($27.70)
    Public Welfare: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Tax - Property: $3,520,000 ($253.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $876,000 ($63.18)
    Other License: $390,000 ($28.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $67,000 ($4.83)

Canton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,070,000 ($1231.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,395,000 ($1110.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,000,000 ($360.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,325,000 ($239.81)

Canton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,038,000 ($291.24)

4.23% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.23%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Peoria County, IL  0.75% ($33,792 average AGI)
from Tazewell County, IL  0.53% ($25,620)
from McDonough County, IL  0.48% ($25,438)


4.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Peoria County, IL  1.11% ($41,362 average AGI)
to Tazewell County, IL  0.50% ($39,309)
to McDonough County, IL  0.42% ($34,714)
Businesses in Canton, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Subway1
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular2
KFC1UPS1
Kmart1Vans1
Kroger1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1YMCA1

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
See more detailed statistics of Canton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 30.8mTotal length
  • $158,000Total costs
  • 19,475Total average daily traffic
  • 1,079Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,479Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Canton, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Canton, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Canton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Canton, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (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: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Canton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Canton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 77. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 104 took place in 2003, and the least - 47 in 2015. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Canton, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.4%), and Outside Fires (38.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Canton, IL
    • 54041.4%Structure Fires
    • 50338.6%Outside Fires
    • 22117.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 393.0%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Canton, IL
  • 87.0%Utility gas
  • 12.4%Electricity
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Canton, IL
  • 48.5%Utility gas
  • 46.8%Electricity
  • 2.6%No fuel used
  • 2.1%Other fuel


Canton compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Canton on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the blind (population 1,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
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