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Population in 2012: 13,218 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 

Males: 6,472  (49.0%)
Females: 6,746  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  31.5 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39046, 39110.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,024 (it was $24,237 in 2000)
Canton:

$35,024
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,185

Canton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,715 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Canton:

$100,715
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $140,878; Detached houses: $144,308; Townhouses or other attached units: $117,879; Mobile homes: $31,952

Median gross rent in 2012: $687.

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  • Black alone - 9,647 (73.2%)
  • White alone - 2,481 (18.8%)
  • Hispanic - 735 (5.6%)
  • Asian alone - 252 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 57 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.10%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Canton: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (4.5%), English (4.3%), Irish (2.7%), German (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1834

Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 18.6 square miles.

Population density: 711 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Canton:

  • High school or higher: 70.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canton city:

  • Never married: 42.7%
  • Now married: 33.4%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

806 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.1%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 45 registered sex offenders living in Canton, Mississippi as of October 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Canton to the number of sex offenders is 294 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $788 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $636 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (22.5 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (162.7 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (372.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Madison, MS (3.4 miles ), Ridgeland, MS (3.8 miles ), Kearney Park, MS (4.1 miles ), Flora, MS (4.1 miles ), Pickens, MS (4.4 miles ), Bentonia, MS (4.4 miles ), Flowood, MS (4.6 miles ), Jackson, MS (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $21,700
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2007: 35 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 32.61 N, Longitude: 90.03 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,262 (+24.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,133 (42.9%)

Area code: 601

Canton household income distribution Canton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Canton by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 241510
per 100,000 15.431.08.040.08.00.0
Rapes 7111112139
per 100,000 54.085.288.396.0104.372.1
Robberies 202515191627
per 100,000 154.4193.7120.4151.9128.3216.4
Assaults 558232453649
per 100,000 424.6635.4256.8359.9288.7392.8
Burglaries 150181226280235317
per 100,000 1158.01402.41813.52239.11884.72540.9
Thefts 174194183225225187
per 100,000 1343.31503.21468.51799.31804.51498.9
Auto thefts 310852113
per 100,000 23.277.564.240.0168.4104.2
Arson 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 303.7) 351.2492.8374.8519.9424.4459.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 38 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Mississippi average:

2.04

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +263 (+2.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Canton, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

Canton-area historical tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 282% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Canton city center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused $12 million in damages.

On 3/29/1976, a category F4 tornado 11.2 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 177 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from Canton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madison County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 9, Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: William M. Walton - Politician, Earl B. Dickerson - Lawyer, George Doherty - Football player and coach, L. C. Greenwood - Player of football, Marvin Hayes - Artist, Ronnie Lester - Basketball player, Scott Field (Texas politician) - Congressman, Clyde X - Member of the Nation of Islam, Rowland Garrett - Basketball player, Hilton Tompkins - College basketball player (Jackson State Tigers).


Hospitals/medical centers in Canton:

  • DSI CANTON (Dialysis Facility, 620 E. PEACE ST.)
  • FMC CANTON (Dialysis Facility, 1976 HWY 43 N.)
  • CANTON MANOR (Hospital, 1145 E TISDALE AV BOX 269)
  • GUARDIAN ANGEL HOSPICE CARE FOR CHILDREN, INC (Hospital, 514 WEST FULTON STREET)
  • MADISON RIVER OAKS MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 161 RIVER OAKS DRIVE)
  • MID DELTA HOSPICE OF CANTON (Hospital, 1150 EAST PEACE STREET)
  • PHYSICIAN HOSPICE CARE, LLC (Hospital, 1883 HIGHWAY 43 SOUTH)
  • MADISON CO NH (Nursing Home, 1421-A EAST PEACE STREET/P. O. BOX 488)

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Airports located in Canton:


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Local government website: www.cityofcanton.net

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (about 22 miles; Jackson, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,006)
  • Belhaven University (about 22 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,631)
  • Jackson State University (about 25 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 6,635)
  • Holmes Community College (about 26 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 4,518)
  • Mississippi College (about 26 miles; Clinton, MS; FT enrollment: 3,586)
  • Hinds Community College (about 34 miles; Raymond, MS; FT enrollment: 7,513)
  • East Central Community College (about 56 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)

Public high school in Canton:

Private high school in Canton:

  • CANTON ACADEMY (Students: 298; Location: ONE NANCY DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Canton:

Private elementary/middle school in Canton:

  • HOLY CHILD JESUS SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 315 GARRETT ST; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Canton

Library in Canton:

  • MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,812,612; Location: 102 PRIESTLEY STREET; 167,787 books; 371 e-books; 6,757 audio materials; 9,082 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 207 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Canton: Canton Fire Department Station 2 (A), Canton Fire Department Station 4 (B), Canton Fire Department Station 1 (C), Canton Fire Department Station 3 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Canton include: Buckhorn Church (A), Mount Able Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Able Cemetery (1), Canton Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Camp Creek (A), Walnut Creek (B), Little Bear Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Canton: Red Bud Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Madison County Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 234 East Fulton Street) (1), Lacour J A & CO LBR (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 222 Yandell Avenue) (2), Canton Convention and Visitors Bureau (147 North Union Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Budget Inn (3116 South Liberty Street) (1), Hampton Inn (139 Soldier Colony Road) (2), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (125 Soldier Colony Road) (3), Days Inn Canton (123 Sidney Runnels) (4), Econo Lodge Canton (119 Soldier Colony Road) (5), Comfort Inn Canton (145 Soldier Colony Road) (6), Best Western Canton Inn (137 Soldier Colony Road) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Madison County - Human Services Department- Youth Court Counselor (103 West Peace Street) (1), Madison County - Justice Court System (2961 South Liberty Street) (2), Madison County - Youth Court Judge (Chancery Building) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  Ozone  PM10 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 2005 was 1.15. This is significantly better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.15
U.S.:

3.50
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:

CITY OF CANTON (Population served: 15996, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2004), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-14-2003 and AUG-14-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
BEAR CREEK W/A-WEST (Population served: 10109, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and DEC-01-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2003)
BEAR CREEK W/A -EAST (Population served: 9628, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2004), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and DEC-01-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-28-2004 and SEP-13-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2004)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-19-2003 and SEP-13-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2004)
EAST MADISON WATER ASSN-WEST (Population served: 7214, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-30-2003 and AUG-30-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-21-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and OCT-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2003)
BIG BLACK WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1377, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-25-2002 and AUG-25-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2002)
LAKE LORMAN UTL DISTRICT (Population served: 495, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and DEC-07-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2005)
CAMERON COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 460, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between SEP-02-2003 and OCT-02-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-13-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between MAR-01-2003 and APR-01-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and DEC-02-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and DEC-02-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2002)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CMU-LAKE CAROLINE (Population served: 418, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-20-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2005)

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

  • BIG BLACK W/A-CAMDEN (Population served: 1482, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CMU-LAKE CAROLINE (Population served: 1038, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.2%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Black residents, 46.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.6% for American Indian residents, 43.0% for other race residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.8%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Canton, MS

People in group quarters in Canton in 2010:

  • 336 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 132 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 121 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 93 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Canton in 2000:

  • 265 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 169 people in nursing homes
  • 132 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 75 people in state prisons
  • 26 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 20 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Canton compared to Mississippi state average:

Canton, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Canton (2011 data):

  • Trustmark National Bank: East Canton Shopping Ctr Branch at 658 East Peace Street, branch established on 1971/10/12; Canton Branch at 3319 South Liberty Street, branch established on 1880/01/10. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation
  • BankPlus: Canton Branch at 3366 North Liberty Street, branch established on 1977/01/03; Nissan Branch at 300 Nissan Drive, branch established on 2003/04/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,177.0 mil, Deposits: $1,696.4 mil, headquarters in Belzoni, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 62 total offices, Holding Company: Bancplus Corporation
  • Merchants and Farmers Bank: Canton Branch at 3330 S Liberty St, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2007/01/11: Bank assets: $1,561.3 mil, Deposits: $1,372.4 mil, headquarters in Kosciusko, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: First M & F Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Canton Branch at 147 East Peace Street, branch established on 1934/06/01. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Canton, Mississippi:

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 125 Soldier Colony Rd, Canton, MS 39046 , Phone: (601) 859-0055
  • Brentwood Inn & Suites, 145 Soldiers Colony Rd, Canton, MS 39046 , Phone: (601) 859-7575, Fax: (601) 859-6411
  • Days Inn Of Canton, MS, 123 Sidney Runnels Dr, Canton, MS 39046 , Phone: (601) 859-0760, Fax: (601) 859-0760
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 152 Soldiers Colony Rd, Canton, MS 39046 , Phone: (601) 855-2121, Fax: (601) 855-2121
  • Hampton Inn, 133 Soldier Colony Rd, Canton, MS 39046 , Phone: (601) 859-8700, Fax: (601) 407-1665
  • Best Western Canton Inn, 137 Soldier Colony Rd, Canton, MS 39046 , Phone: (601) 859-8600, Fax: (601) 859-4455
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 119 Soldier Colony Rd, Canton, MS 39046 , Phone: (601) 859-2643, Fax: (601) 859-2643
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Canton, Mississippi

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:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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 city (based on Madison County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.82%
Here37.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaEpiscopal Church
Adherents40.3%21.3%15.7%4.8%3.1%
Congregations26.5%20.6%7.4%7.4%2.9%
NameMuslim EstimatePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.2%2.1%2.1%2.0%6.5%
Congregations1.5%2.9%1.5%7.4%22.1%
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: 12
Here:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Madison County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
This county:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Madison County:

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Madison County:

10.4%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.4%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.2%
Mississippi:

14.4%

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 4$8,272$24,8160$0
Other Government Administration 5$15,379$36,91011$23,557
Judicial and Legal 4$7,907$23,7210$0
Police Protection - Officers 25$80,438$38,6103$8,714
Police - Other 7$15,255$26,1518$20,684
Firefighters 34$108,530$38,3050$0
Streets and Highways 9$16,240$21,6530$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$4,531
Sewerage 5$14,604$35,0500$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,691$34,1464$10,340
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$2,150$25,8000$0
Water Supply 13$29,459$27,1930$0
Gas Supply 9$35,583$47,4440$0
Other and Unallocable 14$29,705$25,4610$0
Totals for Government 132$369,213$33,56527$67,826


12.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.18%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($86 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.04%
Mississippi average:

0.09%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hinds County, MS  4.01% ($55,974 average AGI)
from Rankin County, MS  1.42% ($54,702)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.27% ($33,900)


9.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($50,585 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.64%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Madison County:

0.05%
Mississippi average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hinds County, MS  3.10% ($32,487 average AGI)
to Rankin County, MS  1.76% ($50,230)
to Shelby County, TN  0.12% ($50,118)

Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:

  • WMGO (1370 AM; 1 kW; CANTON, MS; Owner: WMGO BROADCASTING CORP., INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WSLI (930 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: SPORTSRAD, INC.)
  • WONG (1150 AM; 1 kW; CANTON, MS; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOAD (1300 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WTWZ (1120 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLINTON, MS; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WZRX (1590 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canton:

  • WYJS (105.9 FM; PICKENS, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMSI-FM (102.9 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTZ-FM (106.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTYX (94.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WJMI (99.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WMPN-FM (91.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WUSJ (96.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKXI-FM (107.5 FM; MAGEE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WYOY (101.7 FM; GLUCKSTADT, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WJKK (98.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WQJQ (105.1 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYAB (93.1 FM; YAZOO CITY, MS; Owner: SSR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFMN (97.3 FM; FLORA, MS; Owner: WFMN RADIO, INC.)
  • WZKR (103.3 FM; DECATUR, MS; Owner: PONYTAIL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRXW (93.9 FM; PEARL, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WMPR (90.1 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: J.C. MAXWELL BROADCASTING GROUP, INC)
  • WJNS-FM (92.1 FM; YAZOO CITY, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Canton:

  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WJTV (Channel 12; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • W46CW (Channel 46; JACKSON/BRANDON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WMPN-TV (Channel 29; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WJKO-LP (Channel 64; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WJMF-LP (Channel 53; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJXF-LP (Channel 49; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAPT (Channel 16; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WAPT HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WBXK-CA (Channel 8; JACKSON, ETC., MS; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WBMS-CA (Channel 10; JACKSON, MS; Owner: GENE A. BLAILOCK)
  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)

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: 24
Total length: 67 meters (220ft)
Total costs: $2,538,000
Total average daily traffic: 86,970
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,965
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 130,455

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 11
  • 1990-1999: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Canton, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Canton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 162 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Canton, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Canton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Canton)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 2 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 ORIGINATED16$163,58914$145,15877$141,27813$27,00114$63,7081$52,790
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$96,1007$123,8711$27,8800$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$105,3625$54,54050$118,7488$37,5904$40,8332$70,590
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$179,5001$20,00020$134,8850$02$40,8450$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$60,1951$37,0000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0305.00 , 0306.00, 0307.00, 0308.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$06$236,388
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$115,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$170,780
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$87,790
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0305.00 , 0306.00, 0307.00, 0308.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 280
  • Hazardous Condition: 44
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Canton


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

Most common first names in Canton, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary18976.7 years
James16169.8 years
John14373.9 years
Willie13670.5 years
Robert11870.9 years
Annie11176.3 years
William11172.3 years
George6473.0 years
Jessie6471.9 years
Henry5671.3 years
Most common last names in Canton, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16772.1 years
Williams15871.1 years
Johnson14675.1 years
Jones13271.6 years
Brown12571.5 years
Jackson12073.1 years
Luckett8770.5 years
Davis8072.0 years
Harris6971.8 years
Taylor5773.6 years
Businesses in Canton, MS
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Baskin-Robbins2Popeyes1
Best Western1Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Subway2
H&R Block1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
KFC1UPS1
La Quinta1Waffle House1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Nike2
Browse common businesses in Canton, MS


Canton on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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