For population 25 years and over in Canton:
For population 15 years and over in Canton town:
15 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (54.8 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (152.9 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (318.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Livermore, ME (2.3 miles ), Chisholm, ME (2.4 miles ), Jay, ME (2.4 miles ), Livermore Falls, ME (2.4 miles ), Hartford, ME (2.5 miles ), Peru, ME (2.7 miles ), Dixfield, ME (3.0 miles ), Sumner, ME (3.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 44.46 N, Longitude: 70.30 W
Area code: 207
Work and jobs in Canton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Canton, Maine
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Canton-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/31/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the Canton town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 7/31/1971, a category F2 tornado 9.0 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Canton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from Canton center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 10.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 55.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 12.2 miles away from Canton center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Oxford County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 15, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers in Canton:
Other hospitals/medical centers near Canton:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:
See full list of schools located in Canton
Public elementary/middle school in Canton:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.52. This is about average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 17.7. This is better than average. There were 61 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.0. This is worse than average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.362. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Canton and their reported violations in the past:CANTON WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 333, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
106 people in nursing homes in 2000
Canton compared to Maine state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Canton town (based on Oxford County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 20.59%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 14
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
6.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,652 average adjusted gross income)
0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,647 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($290 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:
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TV broadcast stations around Canton:
Canton, Maine: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: 4
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $6,604,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,250
Total average daily truck traffic: 782
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 13,433
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Canton)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.