Canton, Missouri

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Population in 2022: 2,748 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.5%
 
Males: 1,487  (54.1%)
Females: 1,261  (45.9%)
Median resident age:

39.5 years
Missouri median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 63435.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $41,990 (it was $26,983 in 2000)
Canton:

$41,990
MO:

$64,811

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $25,477 (it was $14,663 in 2000)

Canton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $115,370 (it was $50,400 in 2000)
Canton:

$115,370
MO:

$221,200

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $120,422; detached houses: $122,571; mobile homes: $101,991

Median gross rent in 2022: $561.

March 2022 cost of living index in Canton: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 21.5%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.2% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Canton, MO (2022)
    • 2,40187.5%White alone
    • 1134.1%Hispanic
    • 953.5%Black alone
    • 943.4%Two or more races
    • 240.9%Asian alone
    • 50.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Canton, Missouri as of May 19, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Canton is 236 to 1.


Crime rates in Canton by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

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)
1
(40.7)
1
(42.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(84.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.1)
5
(214.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(86.7)
1
(37.9)
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)
6
(244.0)
3
(126.2)
2
(83.8)
4
(168.8)
4
(168.3)
3
(126.7)
16
(676.2)
12
(501.9)
11
(462.8)
10
(428.3)
3
(129.6)
0
(0.0)
5
(216.6)
3
(113.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(325.3)
5
(210.3)
14
(586.8)
9
(379.7)
16
(673.1)
11
(464.5)
14
(591.7)
7
(292.8)
11
(462.8)
7
(299.8)
5
(216.1)
13
(566.7)
4
(173.3)
2
(75.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(1,993)
70
(2,945)
65
(2,724)
56
(2,363)
57
(2,398)
22
(929.1)
24
(1,014)
34
(1,422)
34
(1,430)
33
(1,413)
34
(1,469)
26
(1,133)
36
(1,560)
25
(947.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.9)
4
(168.8)
2
(84.1)
3
(126.7)
1
(42.3)
2
(83.6)
5
(210.3)
5
(214.1)
5
(216.1)
6
(261.6)
8
(346.6)
1
(37.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(84.1)
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)
City-Data.com crime index183.8191.4170.2168.4250.7105.2220.6184.4232.6351.6117.1105.9214.999.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Canton, MO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 6 (5 officers - 5 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Missouri average:

2.54
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Ancestries: American (25.5%), German (21.0%), English (19.3%), Irish (6.0%), European (5.3%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1967

Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 2.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,202 people per square mile   (low).

Canton, Missouri map

59 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This city:

2.2%
Missouri:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $847 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $898 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MO (92.5 miles , pop. 84,531).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (124.4 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (232.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

La Grange, MO (2.5 miles ),
Lima, IL (2.9 miles),
Ursa, IL (3.0 miles ),
Monticello, MO (3.2 miles),
Mendon, IL (3.6 miles ),
Ewing, MO (3.7 miles ),
Quincy, IL (3.9 miles ),
Lewistown, MO (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 40.13 N, Longitude: 91.52 W

Area code: 573

Distribution of median household income in Canton, MO in 2022
Distribution of house value in Canton, MO in 2022
Canton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 1 building, cost: $270,000
  • 2021: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2020: 5 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $39,900
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $192,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $20,600
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $10,000
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $36,100
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Canton, MO residents
Average permit cost in Canton, MO
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.7%
Missouri:

2.8%
Historical population in Canton, MO
Historical housing units in Canton, MO
Most common industries in Canton, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (27.0%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.5%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (20.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.5%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (33.1%)
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Canton, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.2%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Top executives (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.1%)

Average climate in Canton, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Canton, Missouri average temperatures Canton, Missouri average precipitation Canton, Missouri humidity Canton, Missouri wind speed Canton, Missouri snowfall Canton, Missouri sunshine Canton, Missouri clear and cloudy days

Canton, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 61.0. This is about average.

City:

61.0
U.S.:

72.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 1.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.40
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Canton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Canton city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Canton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 228% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 226.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 214.3 miles away from Canton center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 231.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 389.6 miles away from Canton center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 249.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lewis County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 12, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Canton:

  • LEWIS COUNTY NURSING HOME DISTRICT (PO BOX 266, 17528 STATE HIGHWAY 81)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Canton:

  • NORTH ADAMS HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MENDON, IL)
  • ST VINCENT'S HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; QUINCY, IL)
  • SYCAMORE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; QUINCY, IL)
  • DAVITA - ADAMS COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; QUINCY, IL)
  • BLESSING HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; QUINCY, IL)
  • QUINCY MEDICAL GROU (Hospital, about 16 miles away; QUINCY, IL)
  • ST MARY HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; QUINCY, IL)

Amtrak station near Canton:

  • 15 miles: QUINCY (30TH ST. & WISMANN LN.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Canton:

  • Culver-Stockton College (Full-time enrollment: 735; Location: One College Hill; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.culver.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:

  • Western Illinois University (about 50 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,755)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 51 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Truman State University (about 57 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 70 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 79 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Columbia College (about 92 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 13,975)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 93 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 29,599)

Public high school in Canton:

  • CANTON HIGH (Students: 254, Location: 200 S FOURTH ST, Grades: 7-12)

Private high school in Canton:

  • CEDAR FALLS SCHOOL (Students: 9, Location: 19481 STATE HIGHWAY B, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Canton:

  • CANTON ELEM. (Students: 293, Location: 200 S FOURTH ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Canton

Library in Canton:

  • CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $67,801; Location: 403 LEWIS STREET; 18,775 books; 265 audio materials; 409 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 43 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Canton: Canton Ferry (A), Canton R - V Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Bluff Cemetery (1), Forest Grove Cemetery (2), Zahn Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Lewis County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 102 North 4th Street).

Hotel: Comfort Inn Canton (1701 Oak Street).

Lewis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Canton and their reported violations in the past:

CANTON (Population served: 2,337, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-13-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-16-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-16-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-16-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-10-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-16-2013)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.5%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
499 people in college/university student housing in 2010
541 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Banks with branches in Canton (2011 data):

  • Heartland Bank and Trust Company: Washington Street Branch at 600 Washington Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $1,943.8 mil, Deposits: $1,632.9 mil, headquarters in Bloomington, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of Monticello: Canton Branch at 515 White Street, branch established on 1992/03/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $95.4 mil, Deposits: $78.4 mil, headquarters in Monticello, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Monticello Bancshares, Inc.
  • Canton State Bank: at 345 Lewis Street, branch established on 1935/09/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $31.9 mil, Deposits: $28.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Canton Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Canton:

Marital status in Canton, MO
  • Never married: 41.6%
  • Now married: 36.0%
  • Separated: 7.7%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Canton:

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Missouri average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Canton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Canton, MO (based on Lewis County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,21325
Mainline Protestant1,2539
Catholic4403
None4,305-
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: 2
Here:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

8.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Lewis County:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lewis County:

8.7%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.7%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lewis County:

12.3%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

56.3%
Missouri:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

59.3%
Missouri:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Canton:

27.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.8%
Missouri:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

6.5%
Missouri:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Canton:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.8%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
Canton:

64.9%
Missouri:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.1%
Missouri:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Canton, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$19,117$45,8810$0
Water Supply 3$9,400$37,6000$0
Sewerage 2$11,598$69,5880$0
Financial Administration 1$2,348$28,1761$102
Parks and Recreation 1$2,916$34,9920$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,879$34,5480$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,162$25,9441$338
Other Government Administration 1$3,856$46,2720$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$496
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$325
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$477
Totals for Government 15$54,277$43,4226$1,738

Canton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $63,000 ($22.93)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($9.46)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($5.82)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000 ($1.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $303,000 ($110.26)
    General - Other: $280,000 ($101.89)
    Police Protection: $249,000 ($90.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $196,000 ($71.32)
    Sewerage: $168,000 ($61.14)
    Central Staff Services: $157,000 ($57.13)
    Regular Highways: $75,000 ($27.29)
    Financial Administration: $64,000 ($23.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000 ($19.65)
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000 ($18.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $34,000 ($12.37)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($2.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,000 ($1.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $115,000 ($41.85)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $6,000 ($2.18)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($2.18)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.73)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.36)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $575,000 ($209.24)
    Police Protection: $112,000 ($40.76)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($9.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $534,000 ($194.32)

Canton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $453,000 ($164.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $231,000 ($84.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($9.46)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($1.46)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $11,000 ($4.00)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($2.55)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($1.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $582,000 ($211.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $158,000 ($57.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($1.82)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $350,000 ($127.37)
    Property: $331,000 ($120.45)
    Public Utilities Sales: $224,000 ($81.51)
    Other Selective Sales: $11,000 ($4.00)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000 ($2.18)
    Other License: $2,000 ($0.73)

Canton government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,880,000 ($1048.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,755,000 ($1002.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,000 ($45.49)

Canton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,000 ($28.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,756,000 ($639.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $757,000 ($275.47)
Businesses in Canton, MO
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular2

Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:

  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOKX (1310 AM; 1 kW; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAZ (990 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: RALLA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canton:

  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCSW-LP (97.1 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGEM-FM (105.1 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY NEWSPAPERS, INC.)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • WQUB (90.3 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY UNIVERSITY CORPORATION)
  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • WGCA-FM (88.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: GREAT COMMISSION BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WQCY (103.9 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KICK-FM (97.9 FM; PALMYRA, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMDY (90.9 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KJIR (91.7 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: BELIEVERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZZK (105.9 FM; NEW LONDON, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WQKQ (92.1 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCEZ (93.9 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)

TV broadcast stations around Canton:

  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W61CO (Channel 61; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36BS (Channel 36; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CJ (Channel 18; QUINCY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W69DF (Channel 69; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGEM-TV (Channel 10; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K40GO (Channel 40; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WQEC (Channel 27; QUINCY, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W65CZ (Channel 65; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W45BM (Channel 45; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W67DR (Channel 67; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K60CL (Channel 60; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: CHRIST VISION, INC.)
Canton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Canton fatal accident list:

Aug 30, 2012 04:35 PM, Us-61, Lat: 40.129417, Lon: -91.540833, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 3, 2009 09:55 AM, Us-61bus, Lat: 40.123167, Lon: -91.534000, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 30, 2002 08:15 AM, Sr-16, Lat: 40.133767, Lon: -91.545828, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 24, 1998 06:45 PM, Sr-16, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 24, 1982 01:45 AM, 16, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 253ft / 76.9mTotal length
  • $898,000Total costs
  • 76,681Total average daily traffic
  • 24,433Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Canton, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Canton, MO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Water Tower West City Limits Rt 16 (Lat: 40.124778 Lon: -91.522389), Call Sign: KXX400, Licensee ID: L00052914,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.980 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/2015, Expiration Date: 01/22/2025, Registrant: City Of Canton

  • Lat: 40.129722 Lon: -91.523889, Call Sign: WPWA929,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.387 MHz, Grant Date: 09/09/2022, Expiration Date: 10/01/2032, Certifier: Steve C Long, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

  • CANTON HBD, Bnsf Ls14 159.6, Canton Hbd (Lat: 40.180667 Lon: -91.520694), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 3.4 m, Call Sign: WQSJ788,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.160 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2023, Expiration Date: 09/30/2033, Certifier: Michael Murphy, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Email:

  • EAST GREGORY WIU, Bnsf Ls14 Mp166.7 - East Gregory Wiu (Lat: 40.279500 Lon: -91.496750), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WQVD949,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.215 MHz, Grant Date: 01/13/2015, Expiration Date: 01/13/2025, Certifier: Michael Murphy, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Canton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6682Z, N6682Z, N-6682Z, Serial Number: E-1607, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 10/30/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 11/29/2000
    Registrant (Corporation): Davis Funeral Home Inc, Po Box 108, Canton, MO 63435
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7072T, N7072T, N-7072T, Serial Number: 46672, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 08/04/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 07/24/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Rock T Schaller, Po Box 85, Canton, MO 63435, Other Owners: Angela C Schaller

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 fires per year is 7. The highest number of fires - 21 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2015. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Canton, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (67.5%), and Outside Fires (30.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Canton, MO
    • 8567.5%Structure Fires
    • 3830.2%Outside Fires
    • 32.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Canton, MO
Most common first names in Canton, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4877.1 years
Mary4381.2 years
James3471.2 years
Robert3072.3 years
Charles2873.5 years
William2676.7 years
Dorothy1977.7 years
Helen1680.1 years
George1577.0 years
Mildred1481.7 years
Most common last names in Canton, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2077.1 years
Smith2074.6 years
Miller1373.3 years
Brown1272.5 years
White1282.6 years
Logsdon1174.0 years
Long1175.7 years
Ellison1074.9 years
Lewis983.1 years
Jones968.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Canton, MO
  • 70.1%Utility gas
  • 26.1%Electricity
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Canton, MO
  • 65.4%Electricity
  • 34.6%Utility gas


Canton compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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