Canton, New York

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Population in 2017: 6,487 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.3%
 
Males: 3,233  (49.8%)
Females: 3,254  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

22.5 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 13617.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,349 (it was $38,627 in 2000)
Canton:

$56,349
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,682 (it was $14,745 in 2000)

Canton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $172,848 (it was $77,000 in 2000)
Canton:

$172,848
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $143,771; detached houses: $137,205; townhouses or other attached units: $442,838; in 2-unit structures: $248,667; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $200,240; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $830,595; mobile homes: $58,125; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $603,335

Median gross rent in 2017: $930.

March 2019 cost of living index in Canton: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.6%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 35.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Canton, NY (2017)
    • 5,62386.7%White alone
    • 5097.9%Black alone
    • 2343.6%Hispanic
    • 1231.9%Asian alone
    • 370.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 400.6%Two or more races
    • 230.4%American Indian alone
    • 40.06%Other race alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Canton, New York as of December 14, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Canton is 327 to 1.


Crime rates in Canton by year

Type

2004

2005

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(16.7)
1
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.5)
2
(31.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.8)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(150.7)
2
(32.7)
5
(82.3)
1
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.4)
1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.2)
1
(15.3)
2
(30.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(234.4)
14
(229.1)
11
(181.1)
1
(16.4)
9
(148.4)
4
(63.1)
5
(78.9)
12
(176.6)
3
(44.0)
6
(89.9)
5
(75.5)
6
(91.5)
4
(61.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
136
(2,277)
138
(2,259)
109
(1,794)
N/A78
(1,286)
58
(914.5)
54
(851.9)
80
(1,178)
30
(439.9)
26
(389.4)
24
(362.6)
14
(213.5)
25
(384.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(100.5)
1
(16.4)
1
(16.5)
1
(16.4)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.3)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)129.1127.3102.287.281.366.239.670.923.638.325.819.230.4

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City-data.com crime index in Canton, NY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
New York average:

2.90
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Ancestries: Irish (12.3%), Italian (10.7%), English (6.8%), French Canadian (4.5%), American (4.4%), German (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1845

Elevation: 409 feet

Land area: 3.24 square miles.

Population density: 2,005 people per square mile   (low).

Canton, New York map

481 residents are foreign born (1.9% North America, 1.8% Europe, 1.6% Africa, 0.8% Latin America).

This village:

7.4%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,873 (3.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,371 (3.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (103.9 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (156.9 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (267.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Rensselaer Falls, NY (2.7 miles ),
DeKalb Junction, NY (2.9 miles ),
Pierrepont, NY (2.9 miles ),
Hermon, NY (3.1 miles ),
Hannawa Falls, NY (3.1 miles ),
Potsdam, NY (3.2 miles ),
Lisbon, NY (3.2 miles ),
Madrid, NY (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 44.60 N, Longitude: 75.17 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,304 (+51.0%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 999 (47.1%)

Area code: 315

Distribution of median household income in Canton, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Canton, NY in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $12,200
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2016: 14 buildings, average cost: $73,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Canton, NY residents
Average permit cost in Canton, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.1%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Canton, NY
Historical housing units in Canton, NY
Most common industries in Canton, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (41.3%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Construction (3.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (36.4%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (46.5%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Canton, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (9.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (11.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)

Average climate in Canton, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Canton, New York environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Canton-area historical earthquake activity is below New York state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 72.0 miles away from the city center
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 193.1 miles away from Canton center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.7 miles away from Canton center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.9 miles away from Canton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Canton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Canton:

  • ST LAWRENCE CO PUB HLTH CHHA (80 STATE HIGHWAY 310, SUITE 2)
  • MAPLEWOOD HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (205 OUTER STATE STREET ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Canton:

  • UNITED HELPERS CARE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; RENSSELAER FALLS, NY)
  • HEALTH SERVICES OF NORTHERN NEW YORK INC CHHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; POTSDAM, NY)
  • UNITED HELPERS CARE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; LISBON, NY)
  • POTSDAM NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; POTSDAM, NY)
  • CANTON-POTSDAM HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; POTSDAM, NY)
  • UNITED HELPERS CARE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; HEUVELTON, NY)

Airports located in Canton:

Colleges/Universities in Canton:

  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (Full-time enrollment: 3,411; Location: 34 Cornell Drive; Public; Website: www.canton.edu)
  • St Lawrence University (Full-time enrollment: 2,501; Location: 23 Romoda Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stlawu.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Canton:

  • Clarkson University (about 10 miles; Potsdam, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,472)
  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 11 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 4,307)
  • Jefferson Community College (about 57 miles; Watertown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,886)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 85 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)
  • Champlain College (about 98 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • University of Vermont (about 98 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 99 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)

Public high schools in Canton:

  • H C WILLIAMS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 438, Location: 99 STATE ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • ST LAWRENCE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY (Location: 17 COMMERCE LANE, Grades: 11)
  • SAINT LAWRENCE-LEWIS BOCES (Location: 40 W MAIN ST, Grades: KG-12)

Private high school in Canton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Canton:

See full list of schools located in Canton

Library in Canton:

  • CANTON FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $261,404; Location: 8 PARK STREET; 53,187 books; 2,732 audio materials; 1,861 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 139 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Canton: Partridge Run Golf and Country Club (A), Canton Fire Department (B), Canton Town Hall (C), American Theatre (D), Benton Memorial Library (E), Saint Lawrence County Court House (F), Saint Lawrence County Jail (G), United Helpers Canton Nursing Home (H), Canton Free Library (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Canton include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Abbott-Young Memorial Temple (B), Second Adventist Church (C), Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Grace Episcopal Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Universalist Church (H), First Methodist Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: A W Collins Corporation (Amusement & Theme Parks; 45 Riverside Drive).

Hotels: Comfort Suites Canton (6000 US 11), Comfort Suites (6000 US Highway 11), Comfort Suites-Canton (6000 US Highway 11), Craftsman Suites & Lodging (Old State Rd).

Courts: St Lawrence County - Supreme Court (48 Court Street), Canton Village - Justice Court (60 Main Street), St Lawrence County - Surrogate Court (48 Court Street), St Lawrence County - Supreme & County Court Clerk's Office (48 Court Street), St Lawrence County - Family Court (48 Court Street), St Lawrence County - County Court (48 Court Street).

Birthplace of: Lester S. Willson - Officer in the Union Army, Rikki Ducornet - Writer.

St. Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CANTON VILLAGE (Population served: 7,055, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
CHURCH CREEK MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 108 regular monitoring violations
DODGE POND INC (Address: 6 COMMERCE LANE , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CHAMPION ESTATES (Address: 6230 US HIGHWAY 11 , Population served: 82, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
CLARKS TRAILER PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KUNOCO FOOD MART 2 (Address: 5830 COUNTY ROUTE 27 , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 108 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This village:

2.0 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

46.5%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Canton in 2010:

  • 2,714 people in college/university student housing
  • 127 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Canton in 2000:

  • 2,293 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 183 people in nursing homes
  • 103 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Canton (2011 data):

  • Community Bank, National Association: at 45-49 Court Street, Canton Branch, Canton - 80 Main St. Branch. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
  • The North Country Savings Bank: at 127 Main Street, branch established on 1909/05/09; Slu Student Center Branch at 1 Millennium Way, branch established on 2004/03/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $232.4 mil, Deposits: $187.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Canton Branch at 125 East Main Street, branch established on 1979/07/09. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • NBT Bank, National Association: Canton Branch at 5 Park Place, branch established on 1989/09/23. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Canton:

Marital status in Canton, NY
  • Never married: 69.6%
  • Now married: 21.3%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Canton:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.1%
  • Unemployed: 20.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
New York average:

13.6

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, NY (based on St. Lawrence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic24,47832
Mainline Protestant8,07572
Evangelical Protestant5,36455
Other2,09311
Black Protestant1791
None71,755-
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: 28
This county:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
St. Lawrence County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
This county:

5.01 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 106
This county:

9.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
St. Lawrence County:

8.5%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Lawrence County:

29.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Lawrence County:

13.3%
New York:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.3%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Canton:

48.9%
New York:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.7%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Canton:

9.5%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Canton:

6.9
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.4%
New York:

33.3%

General health condition:
Canton:

58.6%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.3%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Canton, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 9$39,407$52,5430$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$45,823$68,7350$0
Financial Administration 3$10,917$43,6680$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,012$40,0483$1,109
Sewerage 2$15,722$94,3320$0
Water Supply 2$7,895$47,3700$0
Police - Other 2$5,772$34,6323$1,793
Other and Unallocable 1$6,321$75,8522$1,784
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$934
Totals for Government 30$141,869$56,7489$5,620

Canton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $300,000 ($46.25)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($2.77)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($1.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($1.08)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.31)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $802,000 ($123.63)
    Police Protection: $773,000 ($119.16)
    Sewerage: $603,000 ($92.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $523,000 ($80.62)
    Regular Highways: $501,000 ($77.23)
    Water Utilities: $453,000 ($69.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $120,000 ($18.50)
    Financial Administration: $79,000 ($12.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $77,000 ($11.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $64,000 ($9.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000 ($7.25)
    Central Staff Services: $45,000 ($6.94)
    Libraries: $32,000 ($4.93)
    General Public Buildings: $22,000 ($3.39)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.46)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $602,000 ($92.80)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $30,000 ($4.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($11.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($6.17)
    Sewerage: $40,000 ($6.17)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($5.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($0.92)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.15)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,987,000 ($306.30)

Canton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $931,000 ($143.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $454,000 ($69.99)
    Other: $75,000 ($11.56)
    Parking Facilities: $15,000 ($2.31)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($2.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $740,000 ($114.07)
    Other: $201,000 ($30.99)
    Highways: $59,000 ($9.10)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $97,000 ($14.95)
    Fines and Forfeits: $52,000 ($8.02)
    Donations From Private Sources: $27,000 ($4.16)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($2.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $780,000 ($120.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $140,000 ($21.58)
    Other: $24,000 ($3.70)
    Highways: $10,000 ($1.54)
  • Tax - Property: $1,379,000 ($212.58)
    Public Utilities Sales: $173,000 ($26.67)
    Other License: $37,000 ($5.70)
    Amusements License: $1,000 ($0.15)

Canton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,940,000 ($1378.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000,000 ($1233.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $940,000 ($144.91)

Canton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,062,000 ($163.71)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $825,000 ($127.18)

3.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,975 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.20%
New York average:

4.90%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,467 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, NY  0.34% ($30,811 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.29% ($34,226)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.11% ($56,128)


4.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,455 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.22%
New York average:

5.85%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($673 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, NY  0.39% ($35,826 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.25% ($35,348)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.19% ($43,408)
Businesses in Canton, NY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS4

Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:

  • WPDM (1470 AM; 1 kW; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSLB (1400 AM; 1 kW; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYBG (1050 AM; 1 kW; MASSENA, NY)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WMSA (1340 AM; 1 kW; MASSENA, NY; Owner: SEAWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNER (1410 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, NY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canton:

  • WRCD (101.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: RADIO POWER INC.)
  • WYSI (96.7 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: RADIO POWER, INC.)
  • WSLU (89.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WSNN (99.3 FM; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WRGR (102.3 FM; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID, INC.)
  • W289AE (105.7 FM; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WNCQ-FM (102.9 FM; MORRISTOWN, NY; Owner: WATERS COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WYSX (98.7 FM; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: WATERS COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WBDB (92.7 FM; OGDENSBURG, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)
  • WGIX-FM (95.3 FM; GOUVERNEUR, NY; Owner: CLANCY-MANCE COMMUNICATIONS NORTH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Canton:

  • WNPI-TV (Channel 18; NORWOOD, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • WNYF-LP (Channel 28; MASSENA, NY; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W14BU (Channel 14; MASSENA, NY; Owner: DAVID WELCH)
  • W25BX (Channel 25; MASSENA, NY; Owner: NELLIE GAJESKI)
  • W36BN (Channel 36; MASSENA, NY; Owner: NELLIE GAJESKI)
  • W65CR (Channel 65; MASSENA, NY; Owner: ROBERT G. JUILLERAT)
Canton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Canton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 44.1mTotal length
  • $22,288,000Total costs
  • 59,040Total average daily traffic
  • 4,457Total average daily truck traffic
  • 60,894Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Canton, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Canton, NY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Canton)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Canton, NY)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, Cornell Dr (Lat: 44.605056 Lon: -75.184083), Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WNTH988,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/27/1995, Expiration Date: 12/27/2000, Cancellation Date: 04/01/2001, Phone: (716) 674-5430
  • CANTON, 270 Sykes Rd (Lat: 44.635944 Lon: -75.178778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 92.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WPJD826,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6600.62 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 01/15/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2016, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • CANTON, Waterman Hill Road (Lat: 44.536167 Lon: -75.095750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 92.4 m, Call Sign: WPNA946,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 02/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2014, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • NCPR Studios, Ncpr Studios, E.J. Noble Building 0 East Main Street (Lat: 44.595889 Lon: -75.153250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 16 m, Overall height: 20 m, Call Sign: WQBM807, Licensee ID: L00356677,
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.000 MHz, Grant Date: 11/08/2004, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2006, Certifier: Kathryn L Mullaney, Registrant: The St. Lawrence University
  • E J Noble Med Bldg (Lat: 44.595889 Lon: -75.153250), Overall height: 20.1 m, Call Sign: KQI31, Licensee ID: L00356677,
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.500 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/1993, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022, Registrant: The St. Lawrence University, North Country Public Radio St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Off Route 11 And Route 68 (Lat: 44.533667 Lon: -75.096861), Call Sign: KQZ790,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.090 MHz, 75.5000 MHz, 152.090 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: Kathy M Paskevich, Registrant: Jkl Communications LLC, 142 Avenue C, Williston, VT 05495, Phone: (802) 860-0000, Fax: (802) 860-5037, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Canton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: TINSLEY ROBERT L KITFOX IV 1200 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1530T , Serial Number: BDU153, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 06/03/1996, Certificate Issue Date: 07/18/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph J Russell, 374 Pollock Rd, Canton, NY 13617
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 20319 , Serial Number: 17261188, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 11/16/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 07/31/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Arthur G Hurlbut, 2965 Cr21, Canton, NY 13617
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3446R , Serial Number: 18258746, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 12/29/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 05/25/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Cory E Moore, 4482 County Route 27, Canton, NY 13617
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7DC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3928P , Serial Number: 7DC-38, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/1990, Certificate Issue Date: 05/11/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William Gary Atkinson, 601 Selleck Rd, Canton, NY 13617, Other Owners: Dawn P Atkinson
  • Aircraft: HURLBUT SKYBOLT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6AH , Serial Number: AH-1, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 10/21/1992, Certificate Issue Date: 11/08/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Arthur G Hurlbut, 2965 Cr 21, Canton, NY 13617
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8069B , Serial Number: 29869, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 05/06/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 03/05/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Schiller Erich Von, 5 Stillman Dr, Canton, NY 13617

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 23
  • Service Call: 3
Fire incident types in Canton, NY

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Canton, New York:

  • Holiday Inn Express Canton, 6000 US Rt 11, Canton, New York 13617 , Phone: (315) 386-1161
  • Best Western University Inn, 90 E Main St, Canton, New York 13617 , Phone: (315) 386-8522, Fax: (315) 386-1025
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Canton, New York
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Canton, NY
  • 93.1%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Canton, NY
  • 56.3%Utility gas
  • 34.5%Electricity
  • 3.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%No fuel used


Canton compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Canton on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of assaults per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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