Canton, Texas

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Population in 2017: 3,878 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.8%
 
Males: 1,884  (48.6%)
Females: 1,994  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

47.1 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 75103, 75169.

Canton Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,597 (it was $32,098 in 2000)
Canton:

$47,597
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,115 (it was $17,351 in 2000)

Canton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $152,058 (it was $68,700 in 2000)
Canton:

$152,058
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $220,493; detached houses: $256,923; townhouses or other attached units: $171,748; mobile homes: $89,202; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $11,461

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,048.

March 2019 cost of living index in Canton: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.4%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 91.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Canton, TX (2017)
    • 3,30585.7%White alone
    • 1574.1%Two or more races
    • 932.4%Asian alone
    • 711.8%Hispanic
    • 461.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 431.1%American Indian alone
    • 401.0%Black alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Canton, Texas as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Canton is 95 to 1.


Crime rates in Canton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.1)
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)
4
(111.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(83.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(54.6)
1
(27.0)
2
(55.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(249.9)
0
(0.0)
11
(298.3)
11
(300.1)
14
(378.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(54.7)
3
(82.5)
24
(673.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
12
(309.1)
2
(51.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(555.4)
25
(677.0)
18
(488.1)
15
(409.2)
21
(567.1)
35
(961.8)
16
(437.6)
12
(329.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
10
(257.6)
12
(305.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
95
(2,638)
70
(1,895)
97
(2,630)
171
(4,664)
124
(3,349)
94
(2,583)
80
(2,188)
90
(2,475)
152
(4,262)
118
(3,297)
86
(2,269)
60
(1,546)
77
(1,962)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(194.4)
4
(108.3)
12
(325.4)
11
(300.1)
5
(135.0)
8
(219.8)
5
(136.8)
3
(82.5)
1
(28.0)
1
(27.9)
6
(158.3)
3
(77.3)
10
(254.8)
Arson
(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)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)323.8131.9279.3315.6268.2226.7140.0153.4307.3134.1103.4189.1145.8

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City-data.com crime index in Canton, TX

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 18 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.63
Texas average:

2.05
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Canton, TX City Guides:

Ancestries: American (25.8%), English (12.8%), German (7.0%), Irish (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), Hungarian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 5.19 square miles.

Population density: 747 people per square mile   (low).

Canton, Texas map

176 residents are foreign born (1.2% Oceania, 1.0% Europe, 0.9% Asia).

This city:

4.6%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,012 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,597 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tyler, TX (36.4 miles , pop. 83,650).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Garland, TX (51.0 miles , pop. 215,768).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (56.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Myrtle Springs, TX (2.3 miles ),
Fruitvale, TX (3.1 miles ),
Edgewood, TX (3.2 miles ),
Grand Saline, TX (3.5 miles ),
Wills Point, TX (3.7 miles ),
Van, TX (3.7 miles ),
Ben Wheeler-Edom, TX (4.0 miles ),
Callender Lake, TX (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 32.55 N, Longitude: 95.87 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,835 (+73.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 845 (48.0%)

Area code: 903

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

Canton tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $89,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $178,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Canton, TX residents
Average permit cost in Canton, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Canton, TX
Historical housing units in Canton, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +79 (+2.5%).
Most common industries in Canton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Canton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
  • Religious workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Cashiers (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Canton, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Canton-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 113% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/3/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Canton city center .

On 3/24/1962, a category F3 tornado 22.8 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Canton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 286.7 miles away from Canton center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 277.3 miles away from Canton center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 279.4 miles away from Canton center
On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.8 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 Van Zandt County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Canton:

  • CANTON GROUP HOME MILLCREEK FEMALES (1611 MILLCREEK)
  • CANTON GROUP HOME SHORT STREET MALE (205 SHORT ST)
  • CANTON HEALTHCARE CENTER (1661 S BUFFALO)
  • CANTON NURSING CENTER (1661 SOUTH BUFFALO STREET)
  • CANTON OAKS (1901 S TRADE DAYS BLVD)
  • HERITAGE MANOR OF CANTON (901 W COLLEGE ST)
  • US RENAL CARE CANTON DIALYSIS (400 EAST STATE HIGHWAY 243, SUITE 14)

Airports located in Canton:

See details about airports located in Canton, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:

  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 25 miles; Athens, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,333)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 38 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 40 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 48 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)
  • Navarro College (about 50 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • Eastfield College (about 50 miles; Mesquite, TX; FT enrollment: 8,323)
  • Cedar Valley College (about 53 miles; Lancaster, TX; FT enrollment: 3,603)

Public high schools in Canton:

  • RANCH ACADEMY (Students: 44, Location: 3120 VZCR 2318, Grades: 8-12, Charter school)
  • CANTON H S (Location: 1110 W HWY 243, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Canton:

  • CANTON J H (Students: 570, Location: 1115 S BUFFALO ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • CANTON EL (Students: 488, Location: 1163 S BUFFALO ST, Grades: PK-2)
  • CANTON INT (Students: 484, Location: 1190 W HWY 243, Grades: 3-5)
See full list of schools located in Canton

Library in Canton:

  • VAN ZANDT COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $125,509; Location: 317 1ST MONDAY LN; 36,216 books; 1,251 audio materials; 1,147 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 60 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Canton Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Canton include: Saint Justins Episcopal Church (A), Church of Christ on Big Rock (B), Oak Grove Baptist Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Oak Grove Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Haven of Memories Cemetery (1), Hillcrest Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: City Lake (A), Canton City Lake (B), Soil Conservation Service Site Number 1 Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Canton Plaza Museum (119 North Buffalo Street) (1), Family Fun Park (28070 State Highway 64) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Canton Motel (451 West Highway 243) (1), Best Western Canton Inn (2251 North Trade Days Boulevard) (2), Bunny Hollow Inn (901 West Dallas Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Calvin Graham - Marine, David Lunceford - Football player.

Van Zandt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.2%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Canton in 2010:

  • 134 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 122 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Canton in 2000:

  • 167 people in nursing homes
  • 87 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Canton (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Canton: The First National Bank Of Canton at 231 East Tyler Street, branch established on 1905/01/01; Highway 243 Motor Branch at 330 East Highway 243, branch established on 1997/03/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $119.5 mil, Deposits: $108.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Woodforest National Bank: Canton Wal-Mart Branch at 603 Highway 243, branch established on 2001/08/15. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Prosperity Bank: Canton Branch at 207 Athens South Street, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.
  • First State Bank of Ben Wheeler, Texas: Canton Branch at Highway 19 And Fm 2909, branch established on 2001/07/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $113.7 mil, Deposits: $100.9 mil, headquarters in Ben Wheeler, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • The American National Bank of Texas: Canton Branch at 401 E. Highway 243, branch established on 1982/10/01. Info updated 2008/06/26: Bank assets: $2,334.7 mil, Deposits: $2,095.6 mil, headquarters in Terrell, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: A.N.b. Holding Company, Ltd.

For population 15 years and over in Canton:

Marital status in Canton, TX
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Canton:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Texas average:

14.0

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, TX (based on Van Zandt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,79185
Mainline Protestant3,23115
Catholic1,9453
Black Protestant7155
Other5782
None27,319-
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: 6
This county:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Van Zandt County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Van Zandt County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Here:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Van Zandt County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Van Zandt County:

25.5%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Van Zandt County:

14.9%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Canton:

48.6%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.9%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Canton:

21.2%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Canton:

13.4%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Canton:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.3%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Canton:

52.2%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Canton:

74.4%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Canton, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 14$33,243$28,4940$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$29,691$27,4070$0
Water Supply 9$23,646$31,5280$0
Parks and Recreation 9$21,111$28,1485$2,807
Police - Other 5$11,993$28,7831$985
Firefighters 4$11,406$34,2186$2,922
Streets and Highways 3$6,802$27,2080$0
Financial Administration 2$6,692$40,1520$0
Judicial and Legal 2$4,832$28,9920$0
Sewerage 2$5,930$35,5800$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,936$35,2320$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,243$26,9160$0
Totals for Government 65$160,525$29,63512$6,714

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,351,000 ($348.38)
    Sewerage: $636,000 ($164.00)
  • Current Operations - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,069,000 ($791.39)
    Water Utilities: $1,243,000 ($320.53)
    Police Protection: $1,098,000 ($283.14)
    Financial Administration: $999,000 ($257.61)
    Sewerage: $698,000 ($179.99)
    Regular Highways: $338,000 ($87.16)
    General - Other: $316,000 ($81.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $225,000 ($58.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000 ($35.59)
    Health - Other: $103,000 ($26.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $101,000 ($26.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $292,000 ($75.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $318,000 ($82.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $178,000 ($45.90)
    Health - Other: $139,000 ($35.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $137,000 ($35.33)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($20.63)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($13.92)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($8.25)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($7.74)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($2.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($1.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,359,000 ($608.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $117,000 ($30.17)

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

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,999,000 ($1031.20)
    Sewerage: $795,000 ($205.00)
    Other: $15,000 ($3.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $340,000 ($87.67)
    Interest Earnings: $157,000 ($40.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $129,000 ($33.26)
    Rents: $43,000 ($11.09)
    Sale of Property: $13,000 ($3.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,596,000 ($411.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $386,000 ($99.54)
    General Local Government Support: $70,000 ($18.05)
    Other: $30,000 ($7.74)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,297,000 ($850.18)
    Property: $1,081,000 ($278.75)
    Public Utilities Sales: $338,000 ($87.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $169,000 ($43.58)
    Other License: $84,000 ($21.66)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,409,000 ($1136.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,359,000 ($1124.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $800,000 ($206.29)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $750,000 ($193.40)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,657,000 ($1200.88)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,078,000 ($277.98)

8.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,613 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.63%
Texas average:

7.43%

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 Dallas County, TX  1.27% ($48,926 average AGI)
from Kaufman County, TX  1.07% ($48,598)
from Smith County, TX  0.96% ($38,240)


6.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
Texas average:

7.26%

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 Smith County, TX  1.09% ($41,155 average AGI)
to Kaufman County, TX  0.79% ($43,454)
to Dallas County, TX  0.66% ($35,197)
Businesses in Canton, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Motel 61
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Church's Chicken1SONIC Drive-In1
Circle K1Sears1
Days Inn1Subway2
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:

  • KVCI (1510 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CANTON, TX; Owner: CANTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canton:

  • KLTY (94.9 FM; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KKUS (104.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KDOK (92.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVNE (89.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: EDUC. RADIO FOUND. OF E. TEXAS, INC.)
  • KMOO-FM (96.7 FM; MINEOLA, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • K201DJ (88.1 FM; ATHENS, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Canton:

  • KLTV (Channel 7; TYLER, TX; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • KTAQ (Channel 47; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: MIKE SIMONS)
  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
Canton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Canton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 427ft / 130mTotal length
  • $474,000Total costs
  • 292,460Total average daily traffic
  • 61,217Total average daily truck traffic
  • 303,950Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Canton, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 221960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Canton, TX

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 198. The highest number of fire incidents - 301 took place in 2006, and the least - 137 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Canton, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (66.0%), and Structure Fires (19.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Canton, TX
    • 2,21866.0%Outside Fires
    • 66219.7%Structure Fires
    • 37211.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1103.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Canton, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Canton, Texas:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 2406 N Trade Days Blvd, Canton, Texas 75103 , Phone: (903) 567-0909, Fax: (903) 567-1601
  • Best Western Inn-canton, 2251 N Trade Days Blvd, Canton, Texas 75103 , Phone: (903) 567-6591
  • Super 8 Canton, 17350 Interstate 20, Canton, Texas 75103 , Phone: (903) 567-6567, Fax: (903) 567-6435
  • Days Inn, 17299 S Interstate 20, Canton, Texas 75103 , Phone: (903) 567-6588, Fax: (903) 567-4587
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Canton, Texas
Most common first names in Canton, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11172.1 years
William8976.3 years
Mary8879.8 years
John8176.4 years
Robert6371.0 years
Charles4171.9 years
Willie3879.9 years
George3774.9 years
Thomas3474.3 years
Ruby3179.3 years
Most common last names in Canton, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4177.4 years
Johnson2877.2 years
Williams2776.9 years
Brown2678.1 years
Phillips2572.1 years
Martin2580.8 years
Thompson2375.8 years
Davis2276.5 years
Anderson2080.1 years
Cox2075.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Canton, TX
  • 56.7%Electricity
  • 39.3%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Canton, TX
  • 74.4%Electricity
  • 25.6%Utility gas


Canton compared to Texas state average:

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

Canton on our top lists:

  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
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