Canton, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 3,430 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.3%
Males: 1,745  (50.9%)
Females: 1,685  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

38.7 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57013.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,923 (it was $38,654 in 2000)
Canton:

$61,923
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,166 (it was $17,891 in 2000)

Canton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $169,405 (it was $75,100 in 2000)
Canton:

$169,405
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $201,979; detached houses: $211,487; mobile homes: $38,508

Median gross rent in 2017: $702.

March 2019 cost of living index in Canton: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.3%
(5.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.9% for Black residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.1% for American Indian residents, 8.3% for other race residents, 62.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Canton, SD (2017)
    • 2,97288.0%White alone
    • 1594.7%Two or more races
    • 1023.0%Hispanic
    • 722.1%Black alone
    • 521.5%American Indian alone
    • 100.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Canton, South Dakota as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Canton is 259 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Canton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

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)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(46.8)
1
(27.2)
1
(22.8)
3
(97.0)
1
(31.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.1)
1
(29.6)
1
(29.6)
1
(29.1)
2
(57.5)
Robberies
(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)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(62.7)
7
(216.2)
2
(46.8)
3
(81.5)
2
(45.7)
2
(64.6)
10
(310.2)
2
(61.2)
4
(120.4)
7
(207.4)
6
(177.5)
5
(145.5)
6
(172.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(226.3)
4
(125.4)
10
(308.9)
8
(187.1)
12
(326.1)
14
(319.8)
8
(258.6)
14
(434.2)
4
(122.4)
7
(210.8)
2
(59.3)
11
(325.4)
9
(261.9)
19
(545.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(614.3)
22
(689.9)
22
(679.6)
30
(701.8)
27
(733.7)
50
(1,142)
36
(1,164)
42
(1,303)
14
(428.4)
14
(421.6)
23
(681.5)
14
(414.2)
17
(494.6)
36
(1,034)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(129.3)
1
(31.4)
1
(30.9)
3
(70.2)
3
(81.5)
4
(91.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(93.1)
1
(30.6)
2
(60.2)
6
(177.8)
2
(59.2)
7
(203.7)
4
(114.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.9)
1
(23.4)
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)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)50.876.594.593.696.7102.8155.1176.840.484.6110.8103.3106.8169.2

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City-data.com crime index in Canton, SD

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
South Dakota average:

1.92
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Ancestries: Norwegian (23.6%), German (20.0%), American (10.7%), Dutch (9.5%), Irish (6.1%), African (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 1/11/1881

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 2.95 square miles.

Population density: 1,162 people per square mile   (low).

Canton, South Dakota map

48 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,006 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,777 (1.5%)

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)

Latitude: 43.30 N, Longitude: 96.59 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Canton, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Canton, SD in 2017
Canton satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $149,200
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $229,900
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $298,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Canton, SD residents
Average permit cost in Canton, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Historical population in Canton, SD
Historical housing units in Canton, SD

Population change in the 1990s: +277 (+9.8%).
Most common industries in Canton, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.7%)
  • Truck transportation (7.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.0%)
  • Machinery (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.1%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Canton, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)

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

Canton, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.177. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.177
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.70
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.440. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.440
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.37. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.37
U.S.:

8.46

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 Canton center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from the city 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 Canton 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 Canton 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 (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canton topographic map

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 schools in Canton:

  • CANTON HIGH SCHOOL - 01 (Students: 298, Location: 800 N MAIN, Grades: 9-12)
  • CANTON VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL - 06 (Location: 800 N MAIN, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Canton:

  • CANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL - 04 (Students: 223, Location: 800 N MAIN, Grades: 6-8)
  • LAWRENCE ELEMENTARY - 02 (Location: 724 N SANBORN, Grades: KG-5)
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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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

  • CANTON (Population served: 3,057, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Canton:

Marital status in Canton, SD
  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Canton:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
South Dakota average:

10.1

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, SD (based on Lincoln County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,45919
Evangelical Protestant5,90126
Catholic1,7064
Other1891
None27,573-
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: 4
Lincoln County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

5.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

25.1%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

13.1%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.2%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

34.0%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.6
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Canton:

16.7%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Canton:

6.5%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Canton:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Canton:

26.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

49.9%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Canton:

72.8%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Canton, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$24,775$59,4601$465
Other Government Administration 4$10,617$31,85110$963
Streets and Highways 4$14,585$43,7550$0
Water Supply 3$12,256$49,0240$0
Financial Administration 2$11,327$67,9620$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,581$30,9720$0
Local Libraries 1$4,109$49,3084$3,802
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$733
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,416
Totals for Government 20$80,250$48,15018$7,379

Canton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $408,000 ($118.95)
    Sewerage: $287,000 ($83.67)
    Air Transportation: $93,000 ($27.11)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $862,000 ($251.31)
    Regular Highways: $682,000 ($198.83)
    Financial Administration: $433,000 ($126.24)
    Police Protection: $381,000 ($111.08)
    Water Utilities: $380,000 ($110.79)
    Sewerage: $329,000 ($95.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $283,000 ($82.51)
    Libraries: $202,000 ($58.89)
    General - Other: $148,000 ($43.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $77,000 ($22.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $72,000 ($20.99)
    Air Transportation: $53,000 ($15.45)
    Health - Other: $28,000 ($8.16)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($7.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000 ($27.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($2.04)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($2.04)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,328,000 ($387.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($4.66)

Canton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $808,000 ($235.57)
    Other: $217,000 ($63.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($11.95)
    Air Transportation: $38,000 ($11.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($7.29)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($5.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $97,000 ($28.28)
    Other: $43,000 ($12.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($1.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $244,000 ($71.14)
    Special Assessments: $219,000 ($63.85)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($2.92)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000 ($2.04)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $846,000 ($246.65)
    Water Utilities: $610,000 ($177.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $74,000 ($21.57)
    General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($10.20)
    Highways: $35,000 ($10.20)
  • Tax - Property: $1,333,000 ($388.63)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,129,000 ($329.15)
    Other License: $76,000 ($22.16)

Canton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,096,000 ($611.08)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,003,000 ($583.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,000 ($27.11)

Canton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,846,000 ($1704.37)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,000 ($15.74)

13.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($61,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.19%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Minnehaha County, SD  7.87% ($59,268 average AGI)
from Brookings County, SD  0.21% ($42,674)
from Union County, SD  0.17% ($53,639)


10.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.79%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Minnehaha County, SD  6.36% ($61,209 average AGI)
to Turner County, SD  0.20% ($92,810)
to Union County, SD  0.16% ($51,441)
Businesses in Canton, SD
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1U-Haul1
Dairy Queen1UPS1
Subway1

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)
Canton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Canton fatal accident list:

Jan 29, 1978 12:57 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 42.9mTotal length
  • $1,851,000Total costs
  • 20,054Total average daily traffic
  • 1,521Total average daily truck traffic
  • 37,129Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Canton, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Canton, SD

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 8137600010106546, Lat: 43.325722 Lon: -96.551861, Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQJA665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80211, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:
  • 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: 12/16/2015, Expiration Date: 01/18/2026, 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:

28 (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)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 14. The highest number of fire incidents - 24 took place in 2012, and the least - 2 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Canton, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.7%), and Structure Fires (23.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Canton, SD
    • 11044.7%Outside Fires
    • 5823.6%Structure Fires
    • 4417.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3413.8%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Canton, SD
  • 90.6%Utility gas
  • 9.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Canton, SD
  • 67.4%Utility gas
  • 25.8%Electricity
  • 4.1%Other fuel
  • 2.7%No fuel used


Canton compared to South Dakota state average:

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

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  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in noninstitutionalized settings (population 1,000+)"
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  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military disciplinary barracks (population 1,000+)"
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  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the deaf (population 1,000+)"
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  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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