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Canton township, PA map Land area: 14.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 8,826 (84% urban, 16% rural)
Males: 4,163  (47.2%)
Females: 4,663  (52.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 8,749 (7,276 owner occupied, 1,473 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

29%


Races in Canton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.2%
  • Black: 3.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.5
Median age of females: 41.8

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Average household size: 2.44

Canton township:

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,424 ($31,625 in 1999)
This township:

$40,424
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $498 (lower quartile is $308, upper quartile is $579)
Here:

$498
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $99,856 (it was $65,800 in 2000)
Canton township:

$99,856
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,161 - $174,116

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $162,574
Here:

$162,574
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $69,796
Here:

$69,796
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $23,783
Here:

$23,783
State:

$35,442
Population density: 593 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

14.0%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

5.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Wolfdale.


Click to draw/clear Canton township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Canton township: Augustatown (A), Heavens Little Angels (B), Canton Township Municipal Building (C), Canton Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company 1 Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Canton township: Trinity Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Trinity Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Georges Run (A), Catfish Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 58 (72% naturalized citizens)

Canton township:  0.7%
State:  4.1%

70% of Canton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 83% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Pennsylvania.

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

  • This state: 7954
  • Northeast: 105
  • Midwest: 145
  • South: 476
  • West: 46

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Canton township, Pennsylvania:

  • 66 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,572
  • One, attached: 23
  • Two: 26
  • 3 or 4: 48
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • 10 to 19: 89
  • 20 to 49: 11
  • Mobile homes: 995

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,600


Housing units in Canton township with a mortgage: 1,245 (74 second mortgage, 231 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 795

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 44
  • 1995 to 1998: 105
  • 1990 to 1994: 254
  • 1980 to 1989: 452
  • 1970 to 1979: 754
  • 1960 to 1969: 594
  • 1950 to 1959: 654
  • 1940 to 1949: 359
  • 1939 or earlier: 555

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 68
  • 4 rooms: 632
  • 5 rooms: 811
  • 6 rooms: 600
  • 7 rooms: 449
  • 8 rooms: 191
  • 9 or more rooms: 216

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 52
  • 4 rooms: 222
  • 5 rooms: 125
  • 6 rooms: 87
  • 7 rooms: 51
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 29

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 143
  • 2 bedrooms: 992
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,568
  • 4 bedrooms: 190
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 83

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Canton township:

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 82
  • 2 bedrooms: 326
  • 3 bedrooms: 179
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 174
  • 1 vehicle: 1,114
  • 2 vehicles: 1,267
  • 3 vehicles: 299
  • 4 vehicles: 66
  • 5 or more vehicles: 56

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

  • no vehicle: 139
  • 1 vehicle: 306
  • 2 vehicles: 147
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Metal and metal products (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Canton township:

  • German (19.1%)
  • Italian (16.2%)
  • Irish (14.4%)
  • United States or American (10.6%)
  • English (8.7%)
  • Polish (7.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5.6%)

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

  • Korea (33%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (19%)
  • Canada (19%)
  • Other Western Europe (10%)
  • Ecuador (10%)
  • Iran (9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,172 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 489 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 45 (1%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 81 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in Canton township, Pennsylvania:

  • 66 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other group homes

96.8% of residents of Canton township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (40% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,750
  • In family households: 7,535 (1,933 male householders, 600 female householders)
    1,952 spouses, 2,517 children (2,357 natural, 54 adopted, 106 stepchildren), 146 grandchildren, 52 brothers or sisters, 82 parents, 111 other relatives, 142 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,215 (395 male householders (329 living alone)), 641 female householders (558 living alone)), 179 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 76 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 1,170 2-persons, 648 3-persons, 484 4-persons, 173 5-persons, 39 6-persons, 19 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 887 1-person, 123 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 15 4-persons,

1,264 married couples with children.
534 single-parent households (107 men, 427 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 65
Here:

6.9%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

1.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 90
Here:

41.9%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

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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