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Canton township, IL map Land area: 34.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population: 16,075 (94% urban, 6% rural)
Males: 8,615  (53.6%)
Females: 7,460  (46.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 13,781 (10,010 owner occupied, 3,771 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%


Races in Canton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 88.5%
  • Black: 8.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 37.7
Median age of females: 42.0

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Average household size: 2.30

Canton township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.85

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,631 ($31,625 in 1999)
This township:

$36,631
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $427 (lower quartile is $328, upper quartile is $513)
Here:

$427
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $82,115 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Canton township:

$82,115
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,508 - $118,782

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $110,967
Here:

$110,967
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $116,466
Here:

$116,466
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $34,456
Here:

$34,456
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $89,099
Here:

$89,099
State:

$320,044

Mobile homes: $46,692
Here:

$46,692
State:

$35,670
Population density: 463 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

13.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Canton, Norris.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: White Chapel Cemetery (1), Norris Cemetery (2), Johnson Cemetery (3), Hanson Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Wolf Pond (A), Van Winkle Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 196 (43% naturalized citizens)

Canton township:  1.2%
State:  12.3%

53% of Canton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13570
  • Northeast: 157
  • Midwest: 1046
  • South: 698
  • West: 237

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $88,000

Canton township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Canton township, Illinois:

  • 1,947 people in state prisons
  • 282 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in institutions for the blind

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,005
  • One, attached: 70
  • Two: 186
  • 3 or 4: 286
  • 5 to 9: 235
  • 10 to 19: 131
  • 20 to 49: 58
  • 50 or more: 197
  • Mobile homes: 249

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,100


Housing units in Canton township with a mortgage: 2,079 (104 second mortgage, 221 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,807

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 49
  • 1995 to 1998: 194
  • 1990 to 1994: 118
  • 1980 to 1989: 282
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,083
  • 1960 to 1969: 883
  • 1950 to 1959: 809
  • 1940 to 1949: 828
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,171

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Canton township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 55
  • 4 rooms: 603
  • 5 rooms: 1,167
  • 6 rooms: 1,080
  • 7 rooms: 646
  • 8 rooms: 347
  • 9 or more rooms: 307

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Canton township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 100
  • 3 rooms: 486
  • 4 rooms: 456
  • 5 rooms: 336
  • 6 rooms: 237
  • 7 rooms: 85
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Canton township:

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 173
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,426
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,910
  • 4 bedrooms: 600
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 102

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Canton township:

  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 665
  • 2 bedrooms: 674
  • 3 bedrooms: 281
  • 4 bedrooms: 113
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Cars and other vehicles available in Canton township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 187
  • 1 vehicle: 1,453
  • 2 vehicles: 1,740
  • 3 vehicles: 644
  • 4 vehicles: 137
  • 5 or more vehicles: 56

Cars and other vehicles available in Canton township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 477
  • 1 vehicle: 877
  • 2 vehicles: 363
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Canton township:

  • German (26.2%)
  • United States or American (20.3%)
  • English (13.7%)
  • Irish (8.7%)
  • Italian (3.4%)
  • Croatian (2.7%)
  • Dutch (2.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (27%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • India (9%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • Nigeria (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,676 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 840 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 19 (0%)
  • Walked: 115 (2%)
  • Other means: 52 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 120 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Canton township, Illinois:

  • 1,947 people in state prisons
  • 282 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in institutions for the blind

97.3% of residents of Canton township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (17% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 42% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,691
  • In family households: 11,251 (3,030 male householders, 823 female householders)
    3,053 spouses, 3,754 children (3,389 natural, 81 adopted, 284 stepchildren), 140 grandchildren, 42 brothers or sisters, 31 parents, 55 other relatives, 323 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,440 (767 male householders (648 living alone)), 1,353 female householders (1,242 living alone)), 320 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,299 (2,261 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,921 2-persons, 853 3-persons, 691 4-persons, 286 5-persons, 69 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,890 1-person, 183 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

2,125 married couples with children.
859 single-parent households (205 men, 654 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 67
Here:

4.3%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

4.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 69
Here:

12.5%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Canton township:

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