Canton, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 3,274 (89% urban, 11% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.3%
Males: 1,754  (53.6%)
Females: 1,520  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57013.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,265 (it was $38,654 in 2000)
Canton:

$44,265
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,982 (it was $17,891 in 2000)

Canton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $130,368 (it was $75,100 in 2000)
Canton:

$130,368
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $168,873; Detached houses: $174,936; Mobile homes: $29,257

Median gross rent in 2012: $538.

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Canton races chart
  • White alone - 2,891 (94.6%)
  • Hispanic - 51 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 46 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 37 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Canton: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Canton, SD collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Norwegian (29.6%), German (28.4%), Irish (8.1%), Dutch (6.5%), Swedish (4.2%), English (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 1/11/1881

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 2.95 square miles.

Population density: 1,109 people per square mile   (low).

Canton, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Canton:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canton city:

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

57 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
South Dakota:  2.6%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Canton, South Dakota as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Canton to the number of sex offenders is 358 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,131 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,495 (1.7%)

Canton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (17.7 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (144.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (464.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fairview, SD (2.7 miles) , Inwood, IA (2.8 miles ), Worthing, SD (3.0 miles ), Harrisburg, SD (3.2 miles ), Shindler, SD (3.5 miles ), Larchwood, IA (3.6 miles ), Hudson, SD (3.7 miles ), Alvord, IA (3.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $88,100
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $213,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.30 N, Longitude: 96.59 W

Area code: 605

Canton household income distribution Canton home values distribution

Crime rates in Canton by Year
Type 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 001021131
per 100,000 0.00.031.40.046.827.222.897.031.0
Robberies 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0027232210
per 100,000 0.00.062.7216.246.881.545.764.6310.2
Burglaries 1741081214814
per 100,000 32.9226.3125.4308.9187.1326.1319.8258.6434.2
Thefts 11922223027503642
per 100,000 32.9614.3689.9679.6701.8733.71142.11163.51302.7
Auto thefts 041133403
per 100,000 0.0129.331.430.970.281.591.40.093.1
Arson 000110000
per 100,000 0.00.00.030.923.40.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.3) 3.852.879.698.497.4100.7107.0161.5184.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Canton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
South Dakota average:

1.92
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.5%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +277 (+9.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Canton, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Canton, South Dakota average temperatures Canton, South Dakota average precipitation Canton, South Dakota humidity Canton, South Dakota wind speed Canton, South Dakota snowfall Canton, South Dakota sunshine Canton, South Dakota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Canton-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.6 miles away from the Canton city center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Canton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 154.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from Canton center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 100.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 705.1 miles away from Canton center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canton topographic map

Birthplace of: Tim Johnson (U.S. Senator) - Senator, Ernest Lawrence, Merle Tuve - Physicist, Joel Dykstra - Politician, John Behring - Television cinematographer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Canton:

  • SANFORD CANTON-INWOOD MEDICAL CENTER - CAH (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 440 NORTH HIAWATHA DRIVE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY CANTON (1022 NORTH DAKOTA AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Canton:

  • FELLOWSHIP VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; INWOOD, IA)
  • COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • HUDSON HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HUDSON, SD)
  • AVERA HEART HOSPITAL OF SOUTH DAKOTA Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • AVERA MCKENNAN HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • AVERA PRINCE OF PEACE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • PRINCE OF PEACE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)

Airports located in Canton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 21 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 40 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 58 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • South Dakota State University (about 72 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Wayne State College (about 77 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Buena Vista University (about 84 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 89 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

Public high school in Canton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Canton:

See full list of schools located in Canton

Library in Canton:

  • CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $177,385; Location: 225 N BROADWAY; 34,763 books; 2,355 audio materials; 1,315 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 86 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Canton: Canton Fire Department (A), Canton City Hall (B), Canton Public Library (C), Lincoln County Courthouse (D), Canton - Inwood Ambulance Service (E), Keystone Treatment Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Gateway Motel (812 East 5th Street).

Courts: Lincoln County - Canton- Circuit Court 1st Judicial Circuit Circuit J (100 East 5th Street), Lincoln County - Circuit Judge- Circuit Court- Magistrate Court (100 East 5th Street).

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.1. This is about average.

City:

88.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.189. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.189
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.23
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.489. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.489
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.24
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • CANTON (Population served: 3,057, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.2%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.2% for American Indian residents, 20.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.2%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Canton in 2010:

  • 53 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Canton in 2000:

  • 67 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Canton, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Canton compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Canton (2011 data):

  • Security Savings Bank: Canton, South Dakota at 100 West Road, branch established on 2011/11/21. Info updated 2007/06/01: Bank assets: $150.5 mil, Deposits: $120.5 mil, headquarters in Larchwood, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Larch Bancorporation Inc.
  • Farmers State Bank of Canton: Farmers State Bank Of Canton at 220 East Fifth Street, branch established on 1901/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $44.8 mil, Deposits: $38.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Lincoln Holding Company
  • First Bank & Trust: 402 East Fifth Street Branch at 402 East Fifth Street, branch established on 1899/02/04. Info updated 2009/09/11: Bank assets: $435.9 mil, Deposits: $360.4 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Fishback Financial Corporation
  • Home Federal Bank: 102 W 5th St Branch at 102 W 5th St, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,224.2 mil, Deposits: $946.5 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices

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:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Canton city (based on Lincoln County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.86%
Here: 43.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church in America
Adherents54.0%16.7%7.6%7.5%5.5%
Congregations43.3%13.3%6.7%10.0%6.7%
NameLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsPresbyterian Church (USA)New Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents5.2%1.0%0.9%0.7%1.0%
Congregations3.3%3.3%3.3%3.3%6.7%
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: 4
Lincoln County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lincoln County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Lincoln County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

25.1%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

14.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$14,190$85,1400$0
Other Government Administration 3$11,730$46,92010$1,445
Police Protection - Officers 5$24,417$58,6012$588
Streets and Highways 4$15,454$46,3623$921
Solid Waste Management 3$11,902$47,6082$604
Sewerage 3$8,342$33,3680$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,747$32,96410$2,015
Water Supply 3$11,189$44,7560$0
Local Libraries 0$0 5$8,471
Totals for Government 24$99,971$49,98632$14,044

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $100,000 ($30.54)
    Water Utilities: $90,000 ($27.49)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($11.00)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $639,000 ($195.17)
    Water Utilities: $343,000 ($104.76)
    Sewerage: $247,000 ($75.44)
    Police Protection: $240,000 ($73.30)
    Regular Highways: $206,000 ($62.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $162,000 ($49.48)
    Libraries: $109,000 ($33.29)
    Financial Administration: $105,000 ($32.07)
    General - Other: $47,000 ($14.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($11.61)
    Fire Protection: $35,000 ($10.69)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($6.72)
    Health Services - Other: $11,000 ($3.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($15.58)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000 ($0.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $226,000 ($69.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $81,000 ($24.74)
    Water Utilities: $63,000 ($19.24)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($8.25)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($3.36)
    Health - Other: $11,000 ($3.36)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($2.14)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($1.83)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $780,000 ($238.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($5.80)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $13,000 ($3.97)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $356,000 ($108.74)
    All Other: $5,000 ($1.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $11,000 ($3.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($4.28)
    General Support: $1,000 ($0.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($4.28)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $704,000 ($215.03)
    Water Utilities: $409,000 ($124.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $63,000 ($19.24)
    General Support: $18,000 ($5.50)
  • Tax - Property: $728,000 ($222.36)
    Total General Sales: $326,000 ($99.57)
    Other Selective Sales: $243,000 ($74.22)
    NEC: $116,000 ($35.43)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $370,000 ($113.01)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $853,000 ($260.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $820,000 ($250.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $340,000 ($103.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $33,000 ($10.08)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($9.16)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $329,000 ($100.49)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,538,000 ($469.76)

12.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.52%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Minnehaha County, SD  6.66% ($48,425 average AGI)
from Brookings County, SD  0.28% ($67,800)
from Clay County, SD  0.18% ($32,875)


10.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,397 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.24%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($273 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

0.06%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Minnehaha County, SD  5.53% ($45,824 average AGI)
to Turner County, SD  0.21% ($42,838)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.18% ($41,581)

Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:

  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWSN (1230 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canton:

  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KYBB (102.7 FM; CANTON, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/C COMPANY)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRRO (103.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KVHT (106.3 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: CULHANE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCFS (94.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS)
  • KCSD (90.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS)
  • KAUR (89.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE ASSOCIATION)
  • KRSD (88.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K261CI (100.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Canton:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUSD-TV (Channel 2; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K53EG (Channel 53; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • KCSD-TV (Channel 23; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K48DK (Channel 48; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: STUART E. MOEN)

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

Canton, South Dakota:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
South Dakota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 66
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 98
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 70
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 166
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

Canton fatal accident list:

Jan 29, 1978 12:57 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 6,473
Total average daily truck traffic: 517
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 7,476

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Canton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 6 Mi S & 3 Mi E Canton (Lat: 43.216667 Lon: -96.530583), Structure height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: KBA96
    Assigned Frequencies: 6975.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/1974, Expiration Date: 04/01/1983, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: Forum Communications Co, 205 North Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57102

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 4.5 Miles Southwest Of (Lat: 43.215250 Lon: -96.649194), Overall height: 29.3 m, Call Sign: KNLN764
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2005, Expiration Date: 04/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2005
    Registrant: Fiorio Communications Consulting, 10451 Twin Rivers Road Suite 207, Columbia, MD 21044, Phone: (301) 596-1000

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Canton Municipal Airport (Lat: 43.301917 Lon: -96.568083), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQT6
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/13/1999, Expiration Date: 08/03/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/09/2004
    Registrant: City Of Canton, Canton Municipal Airport, Canton, SD 57013
  • 1/2 Mi Ne Of Canton Sd (Lat: 43.301917 Lon: -96.568083), Type: Building, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQEG280
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/18/2006, Expiration Date: 01/18/2016, Certifier: Dan Amert
    Registrant: City Of Canton, 210 N Dakota, Canton, SD 57013-1834, Phone: (605) 987-2881, Fax: (605) 987-2972, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Canton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Canton, SD
Most common first names in Canton, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3477.1 years
Mary2283.2 years
William2180.8 years
Anna2186.6 years
George1680.4 years
Elmer1676.7 years
Oscar1582.8 years
Arthur1480.6 years
Robert1473.6 years
Henry1380.5 years
Most common last names in Canton, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5581.3 years
Nelson3281.3 years
Anderson2779.7 years
Olson2278.4 years
Larson1980.6 years
Peterson1483.2 years
Hanson1482.0 years
Fossum1280.9 years
Aasheim976.8 years
Mullinix976.8 years
Businesses in Canton, SD
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1U-Haul1
Dairy Queen1UPS1
Subway1
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