For population 25 years and over in Canton:
For population 15 years and over in Canton city:
74 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,910 (1.5%)
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 ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 32.55 N, Longitude: 95.87 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,248 (+62.4%)
Area code: 903
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Canton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 18 (13 officers).
Canton tourist attractions:
Population change in the 1990s: +79 (+2.5%).
Work and jobs in Canton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Canton, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Canton-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 217% 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 below Texas state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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
On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from Canton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Van Zandt County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 3, Storms: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Calvin Graham - Marine, David Lunceford - Football player.
Hospitals/medical centers in Canton:
Airports located in Canton:
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Local government website: www.cantontex.com
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 22.4. This is about average. There were 61 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.0. This is worse than average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.362. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Canton that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.9%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.7% for Black residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 72.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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People in group quarters in Canton in 2000:
Canton compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Canton (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Canton, Texas:
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Religion statistics for Canton city (based on Van Zandt County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.30%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,625 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Canton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Canton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 164 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Canton, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Canton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Canton)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 24 patent applications in 2008-2014.