For population 25 years and over in Canton:
For population 15 years and over in Canton town:
1,791 residents are foreign born (4.8% Europe, 2.2% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brockton, MA (8.0 miles , pop. 94,304).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (11.0 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (176.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Stoughton, MA (1.7 miles ), Norwood, MA (2.0 miles ), Randolph, MA (2.1 miles ), Sharon, MA (2.1 miles ), Avon, MA (2.3 miles ), Westwood, MA (2.3 miles ), Dedham, MA (2.4 miles ), Walpole, MA (2.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.17 N, Longitude: 71.13 W
Area codes: 781, 339
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Canton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 43 (42 officers).
Work and jobs in Canton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Canton, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Canton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the Canton town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Canton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 79% 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 95.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from Canton center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 57.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from Canton center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 33.4 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 Norfolk County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Rob Mariano - Television personality, Bill Burr - Stand-up comedian, James B. Sumner - Chemist, Paul Guilfoyle - Film actor, Augustus Bradford Endicott - Politician, Stephen Schnetzer - Actor, Ben Ticknor - College football player, Steve Rooney - Ice hockey player.
Main business address for: REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LTD (RUBBER & PLASTICS FOOTWEAR), NETWORK ENGINES INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), TWEETER HOME ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC (RETAIL-RADIO TV & CONSUMER ELECTRONICS STORES), PLYMOUTH RUBBER CO INC (FABRICATED RUBBER PRODUCTS, NEC), CASUAL MALE RETAIL GROUP INC (RETAIL-FAMILY CLOTHING STORES).
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Local government website: www.town.canton.ma.us
Colleges/Universities in Canton:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:
Public high schools in Canton:
Public elementary/middle schools in Canton:
See full list of schools located in Canton, School District: CANTON
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Library in Canton:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.39. This is about average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.0. This is worse than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.5. This is about average. There were 36 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.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.9. This is better than average. There were 61 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Canton and their reported violations in the past:CANTON WATER DEPT (Address: 801 WASHINGTON STREET , Population served: 20343, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:CUMBERLAND FARMS #1587 (Address: 777 DEDHAM STREET , Serves NY, Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:CUMBERLAND FARMS #1142 (Serves RI, Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Canton that have no violations reported:
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:
People in group quarters in Canton in 2010:
People in group quarters in Canton in 2000:
Canton compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Canton (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Canton town (based on Norfolk County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.48%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 108
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 134
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 103
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,555 average adjusted gross income)
0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($570 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($67,487 average adjusted gross income)
0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($863 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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: 29See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Canton, MA
Total length: 173 meters (568ft)
Total costs: $46,792,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,568,092
Total average daily truck traffic: 119,454
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Canton)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Canton, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (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 Amateur Radio Licenses: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Canton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Canton)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Canton, MA
Total of 405 patent applications in 2008-2014.