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Population in 2012: 4,174 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 

Males: 1,916  (45.9%)
Females: 2,258  (54.1%)

Median resident age:  40.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28716.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,079 (it was $28,775 in 2000)
Canton:

$35,079
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,737

Canton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $130,067 (it was $73,700 in 2000)
Canton:

$130,067
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $148,767; Detached houses: $152,851; In 2-unit structures: $142,458; Mobile homes: $102,119

Median gross rent in 2012: $713.

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  • White alone - 3,593 (85.3%)
  • Hispanic - 318 (7.6%)
  • Two or more races - 113 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 96 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 64 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 13 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Canton: 90.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (21.7%), Irish (13.4%), English (12.4%), German (11.9%), Scottish (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2609 feet

Land area: 3.82 square miles.

Population density: 1,093 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Canton:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canton town:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

147 residents are foreign born

This town:  3.5%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Canton, North Carolina as of September 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Canton to the number of sex offenders is 181 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,043 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,250 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (16.1 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (115.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (508.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: West Canton, NC (1.2 miles ), Clyde, NC (2.0 miles ), Lake Junaluska, NC (2.8 miles ), Waynesville, NC (3.1 miles ), Cove Creek, NC (3.3 miles ), Bent Creek, NC (3.6 miles ), Maggie Valley, NC (3.6 miles ), Avery Creek, NC (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $68,800
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $21,500
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.53 N, Longitude: 82.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,108 (+26.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 322 (19.3%)

Area code: 828

Canton household income distribution Canton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Canton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000100020
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.025.50.00.00.046.70.0
Rapes 031010000132
per 100,000 0.072.024.90.024.50.00.00.00.026.070.147.0
Robberies 334630411213
per 100,000 73.272.099.7149.373.60.0101.925.826.052.123.470.5
Assaults 1061213913172416222422
per 100,000 244.0144.1299.0323.4220.8318.5433.1618.2415.4572.8560.6516.9
Burglaries 414558405375845357504446
per 100,000 1000.51080.71444.9995.01300.31837.32140.11365.31479.81301.71027.81080.8
Thefts 9099125151155150149179151154157149
per 100,000 2196.22377.53114.13756.23802.73674.73796.24611.03920.04009.43667.43500.9
Auto thefts 56614141371513101412
per 100,000 122.0144.1149.5348.3343.5318.5178.3386.4337.5260.3327.0282.0
Arson 000001422000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.024.5101.951.551.90.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 233.3284.1339.8349.5348.8356.9473.7432.8370.1414.2502.4391.8

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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: 17 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.82
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Canton, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -41 (-1.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Canton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 60.1 miles away from the Canton town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 1/10/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Canton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from Canton center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from Canton center
On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 99.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Haywood County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canton topographic map

Birthplace of: David B. Sentelle - Judge, Fred Chappell - Poet, Jim Van Cleve - Musician, William D. Halyburton, Jr. - Navy Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Canton: William David, Jr. Halyburton.


Hospitals/medical centers in Canton:

  • CANTON NH (Nursing Home, 27 N MAIN ST)
  • SILVER BLUFF INC (Nursing Home, 100 SILVER BLUFF DR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Canton:

  • BRITTHAVEN OF CLYDE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CLYDE, NC)
  • DAVITA WAYNESVILLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; CLYDE, NC)
  • HAYWOOD COUNTY GROUP HOME #3 (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CLYDE, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Canton, NC

Local government website: www.cantonnc.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 16 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,312)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 17 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • Western Carolina University (about 25 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 6,852)
  • Tusculum College (about 45 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • Furman University (about 48 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Walters State Community College (about 53 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Bob Jones University (about 54 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,701)

Public high school in Canton:

  • Pisgah High (Location: 1 Black Bear Drive; Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Canton:

  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 82; Location: 100 PARK ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Canton:

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Notable location: Canton Plaza (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Frenchmans Creek Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Canton include: High Street Church (A), Calvary Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaverdam Creek (A), Mingus Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Canton Area Historical Museum (36 Park Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Canton (737 Champion Drive) (1), Heritage Cove Cabins (101 Heritage Cove Road) (2), Econo Lodge of Canton (1963 Champion Drive) (3), Econo Lodge Canton (1963 Champion Drive) (4), Comfort Inn (737 Champion Dr) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Haywood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 CO 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.1. This is about average.
City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 22.4. This is about average. There were 61 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.4
U.S.:

25.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6
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

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

CANTON, TOWN OF (Population served: 8350, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-16-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1993 and MAY-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-1993), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-1993), St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-20-1993), St Admin Penalty assessed (OCT-20-1993), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-29-1993 to MAY-31-1995)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1992 and MAY-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-1993), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-1993), St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-20-1993), St Admin Penalty assessed (OCT-20-1993), St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-1993), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-1994), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-1995)
  • 17 regular monitoring violations
LAUREL BANK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 241, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2003), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2003), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2003), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-12-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-09-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2002), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-19-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
EAST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
DUTCH COVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-04-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUL-04-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2003), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2004)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-07-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
MT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-1997), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-1997), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One regular monitoring violation
HIDDEN VALLEY SHOPPING CENTER (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-09-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-07-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
MOUNTAIN VIEW CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PISGAH FWB CHURCH (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2002), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between DEC-30-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • LAKE LOGAN EPISCOPAL CENTER (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.1%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 30.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 3.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Canton, NC

66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
12 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
78 people in nursing homes in 2000

Canton compared to North Carolina state average:

Canton, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Canton (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: 66 Academy Branch at 66 Academy Street, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • SunTrust Bank: Canton Branch 187 at 101 Main Street, branch established on 1958/02/15. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Canton Branch at 37 Park Street, branch established on 1964/01/15. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Canton, North Carolina:

  • Comfort Inn Of Canton, I-40 At Exit 31 Champion Dr, Canton, NC 28716 , Phone: (828) 648-4881
  • Econo Lodge Canton, 55 Buckeye CV Rd, Canton, NC 28786 , Phone: (828) 648-0300
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Canton, North Carolina

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:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Canton town (based on Haywood County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.03%
Here73.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents66.3%19.4%2.5%1.6%1.6%
Congregations48.0%22.4%2.4%1.6%4.0%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA) The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents1.5%1.1%1.0%0.8%4.2%
Congregations0.8%3.2%2.4%2.4%12.8%
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: 11
Haywood County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Haywood County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Haywood County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Haywood County:

28.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

15.6%

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 6$19,911$39,8221$2,657
Other Government Administration 8$17,227$25,8410$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$43,862$43,8620$0
Police - Other 5$10,660$25,5845$5,019
Firefighters 9$26,632$35,5090$0
Streets and Highways 5$10,202$24,4852$2,477
Solid Waste Management 6$10,616$21,2322$1,784
Sewerage 6$14,657$29,3141$981
Parks and Recreation 4$7,536$22,6084$6,071
Water Supply 6$16,536$33,0720$0
Other and Unallocable 4$11,424$34,2720$0
Totals for Government 71$189,263$31,98815$18,989

Canton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $196,000 ($46.96)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($3.83)
    Parking Facilities: $16,000 ($3.83)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,056,000 ($252.99)
    General - Other: $1,051,000 ($251.80)
    Sewerage: $681,000 ($163.15)
    Regular Highways: $663,000 ($158.84)
    Financial Administration: $479,000 ($114.76)
    Liquor Stores: $462,000 ($110.69)
    Fire Protection: $438,000 ($104.94)
    Water Utilities: $292,000 ($69.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $264,000 ($63.25)
    Central Staff Services: $238,000 ($57.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $181,000 ($43.36)
    General Public Buildings: $128,000 ($30.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000 ($6.47)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $11,000 ($2.64)
    Health Services - Other: $6,000 ($1.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($5.51)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $3,000 ($0.72)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $4,000 ($0.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $51,000 ($12.22)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($6.71)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($3.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($1.20)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($1.20)
    Judicial: $3,000 ($0.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,087,000 ($500.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Canton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $683,000 ($163.63)
    All Other: $89,000 ($21.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $52,000 ($12.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $30,000 ($7.19)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $626,000 ($149.98)
    All Other: $92,000 ($22.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $67,000 ($16.05)
    General Revenue, NEC: $22,000 ($5.27)
    Rents: $21,000 ($5.03)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $487,000 ($116.67)
    Water Utilities: $293,000 ($70.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $415,000 ($99.43)
    Highways: $156,000 ($37.37)
    All Other: $23,000 ($5.51)
  • Tax - Property: $2,096,000 ($502.16)
    NEC: $57,000 ($13.66)
    Total General Sales: $1,000 ($0.24)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($0.24)

Canton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $376,000 ($90.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $326,000 ($78.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $50,000 ($11.98)

Canton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,416,000 ($578.82)

6.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,044 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($280 average AGI)
Haywood County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Buncombe County, NC  1.15% ($31,500 average AGI)
from Jackson County, NC  0.40% ($39,048)
from Henderson County, NC  0.16% ($32,844)


5.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Buncombe County, NC  1.24% ($54,829 average AGI)
to Jackson County, NC  0.33% ($30,576)
to Henderson County, NC  0.12% ($35,120)

Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:

  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WPTL (920 AM; 1 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SKYCOUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMXF (1400 AM; 1 kW; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canton:

  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Canton:

  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W57BG (Channel 57; CANTON/WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W11AU (Channel 11; CANTON, ETC., NC; Owner: PULITZER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJJV-LP (Channel 25; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W27AB (Channel 27; CANTON, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W08AO (Channel 8; CANTON, ETC., NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W41BQ (Channel 41; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Canton, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

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: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 12,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 840
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 24,000

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • Canton, 1888 Pisgah Mtn. Rd. (Lat: 35.425667 Lon: -82.756806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WME944
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/21/1992, Expiration Date: 12/01/2004
    Registrant: Carl T. Jones Corporation, 7901 Yarnwood Ct, Springfield, VA 22153, Phone: (703) 569-7704, Fax: (703) 569-6417, Email:
  • Cove Creek Gap Rd 3.5 Mi W Of I40 (Lat: 35.568417 Lon: -82.904833), Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WNTY718
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/1995, Expiration Date: 05/09/2000, Cancellation Date: 08/13/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (919) 553-4658
  • NA CRUSO, 2384 Sugarbush Lane (Lat: 35.467250 Lon: -82.827833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 63.1 m, Overall height: 70.1 m, Call Sign: WQNC383
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/13/2010, Expiration Date: 12/13/2020, Certifier: Christopher L Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • NA DOWNTOWN, Watts Street (Lat: 35.528472 Lon: -82.845806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQNC384
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/13/2010, Expiration Date: 12/13/2020, Certifier: Christopher L Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • Mount Pisgah (Lat: 35.425639 Lon: -82.756778), Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: WDT889, Licensee ID: L00305904
    Assigned Frequencies: 7050.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/21/1992, Expiration Date: 12/01/2004
    Registrant: Wlos Licensee, LLC, C/O Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Llp 2300 N Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037-1128
  • Mount Pisgah (Lat: 35.425639 Lon: -82.756778), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WLI947
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/26/1991, Expiration Date: 12/01/2004
    Registrant: Carl T. Jones Corporation, 7901 Yarnwood Ct, Springfield, VA 22153, Phone: (703) 569-7704, Fax: (703) 569-6417, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: BEECH A23 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 114 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-346 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1487L , Serial Number: M-887, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 10/15/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Larry D Parker, 1978 Worley Cove Rd, Canton, NC 28716
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2839S , Serial Number: 15066739, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1967
    Registrant (Individual): William C Smathers, 20 Pisgah School Rd, Canton, NC 28716
  • Aircraft: BEECH G17S (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4710V , Serial Number: B-13, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 03/22/1956
    Registrant (Individual): George W Freeman, 13 Forrest Hill Dr, Canton, NC 28716
  • Aircraft: TUKAN TRIKE AIR CREATION WING FUN 18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6156X , Serial Number: 007, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 07/14/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 168 Plott Dr, Canton, NC 28716
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 721LP , Serial Number: 670009, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 12/27/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Jimmy Jackson, 184 Holland Rd, Canton, NC 28716



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 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 ORIGINATED3$132,1576$117,38319$112,2231$58,0401$171,9201$106,440
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$119,8600$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$226,7005$147,6601$50,4501$72,1001$66,280
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$77,2704$131,7230$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$123,3300$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9802.00 , 9803.00, 9804.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$88,5401$169,690
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$80,720
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9802.00 , 9803.00, 9804.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 51
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Canton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Canton, NC
Businesses in Canton, NC
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1McDonald's2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Hardee's1UPS1
KFC1Waffle House1
Lane Furniture1
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