Canton, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 4,347 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 
Males: 2,127  (48.9%)
Females: 2,220  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

40.6 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28716.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,320 (it was $28,775 in 2000)
Canton:

$46,320
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,774 (it was $17,995 in 2000)

Canton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $161,168 (it was $73,700 in 2000)
Canton:

$161,168
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $258,132; detached houses: $294,372; townhouses or other attached units: $206,983; in 2-unit structures: $144,297; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $178,489; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $195,019; mobile homes: $72,045; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $271,173

Median gross rent in 2019: $701.

March 2019 cost of living index in Canton: 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.4%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.6% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Canton, NC (2019)
    • 4,03892.4%White alone
    • 2305.3%Hispanic
    • 330.8%American Indian alone
    • 180.4%Black alone
    • 190.4%Two or more races

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Canton, North Carolina as of May 14, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Canton is 152 to 1.


Crime rates in Canton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(46.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.0)
3
(70.1)
2
(47.0)
1
(24.0)
1
(24.2)
3
(69.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(101.9)
1
(25.8)
1
(26.0)
2
(52.1)
1
(23.4)
3
(70.5)
3
(72.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(318.5)
17
(433.1)
24
(618.2)
16
(415.4)
22
(572.8)
24
(560.6)
22
(516.9)
19
(456.3)
9
(218.0)
13
(298.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
75
(1,837)
84
(2,140)
53
(1,365)
57
(1,480)
50
(1,302)
44
(1,028)
46
(1,081)
55
(1,321)
46
(1,114)
71
(1,633)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
150
(3,675)
149
(3,796)
179
(4,611)
151
(3,920)
154
(4,009)
157
(3,667)
149
(3,501)
183
(4,395)
157
(3,802)
132
(3,035)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(318.5)
7
(178.3)
15
(386.4)
13
(337.5)
10
(260.3)
14
(327.0)
12
(282.0)
24
(576.4)
12
(290.6)
23
(528.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(24.5)
4
(101.9)
2
(51.5)
2
(51.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index364.8484.1442.3378.2423.3513.4400.4446.4316.3393.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Canton, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 21 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.68
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Canton, NC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (25.7%), English (25.5%), Irish (8.2%), Iraqi (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), Scottish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2609 feet

Land area: 3.82 square miles.

Population density: 1,138 people per square mile   (low).

Canton, North Carolina map

167 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America).

This town:

3.8%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,396 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,324 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (16.1 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (115.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (508.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

West Canton, NC (1.2 miles ),
Clyde, NC (2.0 miles ),
Lake Junaluska, NC (2.8 miles ),
Waynesville, NC (3.1 miles ),
Cove Creek, NC (3.3 miles ),
Bent Creek, NC (3.6 miles ),
Maggie Valley, NC (3.6 miles ),
Avery Creek, NC (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.53 N, Longitude: 82.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,489 (+34.1%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 534 (26.0%)

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Canton, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Canton, NC in 2019
Canton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $61,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $68,800
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $21,500
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Canton, NC residents
Average permit cost in Canton, NC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Historical population in Canton, NC
Historical housing units in Canton, NC
Most common industries in Canton, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Paper (10.0%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.5%)
  • Paper (14.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.4%)
  • Public administration (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.9%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Paper (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Canton, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (9.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)

Average climate in Canton, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Canton, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.5. This is about average.

City:

65.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.61. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.61
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Canton-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 60.1 miles away from the Canton town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 1/10/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Canton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 117.3 miles away from Canton center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 116.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 194.6 miles away from Canton center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 317.4 miles away from Canton center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 173.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Haywood County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Canton:

  • CANTON NH (27 N MAIN ST)
  • SILVER BLUFF INC (100 SILVER BLUFF DR)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Canton:

  • BRITTHAVEN OF CLYDE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CLYDE, NC)
  • DAVITA WAYNESVILLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; CLYDE, NC)
  • HAYWOOD COUNTY GROUP HOME #3 (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CLYDE, NC)
  • SMOKY MOUNTAIN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WAYNESVILLE, NC)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHAB/WAYNESVILLE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WAYNESVILLE, NC)
  • PISGAH MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CANDLER, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF WAYNESVILLE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WAYNESVILLE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 17 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 17 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Western Carolina University (about 24 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • North Greenville University (about 42 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Tusculum College (about 45 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Furman University (about 49 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Walters State Community College (about 53 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)

Public high school in Canton:

  • PISGAH HIGH (Location: 1 BLACK BEAR DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Canton:

  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 30, Location: 100 PARK ST, Grades: PK-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Canton:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Canton Plaza (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Frenchmans Creek Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Canton include: High Street Church (A), Calvary Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaverdam Creek (A), Mingus Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Canton Area Historical Museum (36 Park Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Canton (737 Champion Drive) (1), Heritage Cove Cabins (101 Heritage Cove Road) (2), Econo Lodge of Canton (1963 Champion Drive) (3), Econo Lodge Canton (1963 Champion Drive) (4), Comfort Inn (737 Champion Dr) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: David B. Sentelle - Judge, Fred Chappell - Poet, Jim Van Cleve - Musician, William D. Halyburton, Jr. - Navy Medal of Honor recipient.

Haywood 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:

QUICK PANTRY & COLD MOUNTAIN CAFE (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
LAUREL BANK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
RIVERSIDE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 170, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SINGLE STOP #5 (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-16-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
JUKEBOX JUNCTION SODA SHOPPE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
DUTCH COVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-03-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
MOUNTAIN VIEW CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
MT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Canton that have no violations reported:

  • CANTON, TOWN OF (Population served: 7,050, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • LAKE LOGAN EPISCOPAL CENTER (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.9%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.7%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
12 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
78 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Canton (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: 66 Academy Branch at 66 Academy Street, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • SunTrust Bank: Canton Branch 187 at 101 Main Street, branch established on 1958/02/15. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Canton Branch at 37 Park Street, branch established on 1964/01/15. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Canton:

Marital status in Canton, NC
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Canton:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Canton
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Canton, NC (based on Haywood County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant30,947106
Mainline Protestant9,47032
Catholic1,2023
Other4203
Black Protestant1312
None16,820-
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: 11
Here:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Haywood County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
This county:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Haywood County:

14.4%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.0%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.9%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.9%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.8%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Canton:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Canton:

33.6%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

50.9%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.8%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Canton, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 13$35,353$32,6340$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$47,195$43,5651$1,842
Firefighters 10$34,485$41,3820$0
Water Supply 7$21,687$37,1780$0
Financial Administration 6$22,189$44,3780$0
Police - Other 5$12,230$29,3521$1,116
Sewerage 5$14,497$34,7930$0
Parks and Recreation 4$12,617$37,8514$1,694
Other and Unallocable 3$10,272$41,0884$4,850
Other Government Administration 3$7,861$31,4440$0
Totals for Government 69$218,386$37,98010$9,502

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,496,000 ($344.15)
    Police Protection: $1,376,000 ($316.54)
    Water Utilities: $1,373,000 ($315.85)
    Liquor Stores: $1,037,000 ($238.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $724,000 ($166.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $557,000 ($128.13)
    Financial Administration: $399,000 ($91.79)
    Sewerage: $375,000 ($86.27)
    General - Other: $369,000 ($84.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $196,000 ($45.09)
    General Public Buildings: $126,000 ($28.99)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($6.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($5.29)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($13.57)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $5,000 ($1.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $504,000 ($115.94)
    General - Other: $202,000 ($46.47)
    Water Utilities: $118,000 ($27.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000 ($10.81)
    Regular Highways: $47,000 ($10.81)
    General Public Building: $11,000 ($2.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($2.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $291,000 ($66.94)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $419,000 ($96.39)
    Natural Resources - Other: $232,000 ($53.37)
    Other: $141,000 ($32.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000 ($21.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $14,000 ($3.22)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $122,000 ($28.07)
    General Revenue - Other: $96,000 ($22.08)
    Rents: $17,000 ($3.91)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,774,000 ($408.10)
    Liquor Stores: $1,090,000 ($250.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,017,000 ($464.00)
    Highways: $137,000 ($31.52)
    Other: $44,000 ($10.12)
  • Tax - Property: $2,892,000 ($665.29)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($0.92)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,784,000 ($410.40)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,121,000 ($257.88)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $775,000 ($178.28)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,000 ($25.76)

6.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,009 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

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 Buncombe County, NC  1.55% ($40,935 average AGI)
from Jackson County, NC  0.43% ($34,031)
from Henderson County, NC  0.18% ($34,750)


5.41% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

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 Buncombe County, NC  1.24% ($39,860 average AGI)
to Jackson County, NC  0.37% ($32,695)
to Henderson County, NC  0.23% ($38,731)
Businesses in Canton, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Waffle House1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:

  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WPTL (920 AM; 1 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SKYCOUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMXF (1400 AM; 1 kW; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canton:

  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Canton:

  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W57BG (Channel 57; CANTON/WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W11AU (Channel 11; CANTON, ETC., NC; Owner: PULITZER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJJV-LP (Channel 25; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W27AB (Channel 27; CANTON, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W08AO (Channel 8; CANTON, ETC., NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W41BQ (Channel 41; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Canton: William David, Jr. Halyburton.

Canton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Canton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 82Number of bridges
  • 587ft / 179mTotal length
  • 650,840Total average daily traffic
  • 98,735Total average daily truck traffic
  • 843,160Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Canton, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 361960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Canton, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Canton, NC)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Canton, 1888 Pisgah Mtn. Rd. (Lat: 35.425667 Lon: -82.756806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WME944,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/1992, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020, Registrant: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, 1200 Seventeenth Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 663-8195, Fax: (202) 663-8007, Email:
  • Cove Creek Gap Rd 3.5 Mi W Of I40 (Lat: 35.568417 Lon: -82.904833), Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WNTY718,
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.950 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/1995, Expiration Date: 05/09/2000, Cancellation Date: 08/13/2000, Phone: (919) 553-4658
  • NA CRUSO, 2384 Sugarbush Lane (Lat: 35.467250 Lon: -82.827833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 63.1 m, Overall height: 70.1 m, Call Sign: WQNC383,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/13/2010, Expiration Date: 12/13/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2018, Certifier: Christopher L Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • NA DOWNTOWN, Watts Street (Lat: 35.528472 Lon: -82.845806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQNC384,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/13/2010, Expiration Date: 12/13/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2018, Certifier: Christopher L Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • CRUSO, 2384 Sugarbush Lane (Lat: 35.467250 Lon: -82.827833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 63.1 m, Overall height: 70.1 m, Call Sign: WRJB555,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/31/2020, Expiration Date: 07/31/2030, Certifier: Christophe Le Scanve, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:
  • Mount Pisgah (Lat: 35.425639 Lon: -82.756778), Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: WDT889,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7050.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/1992, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020, Registrant: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, 1200 Seventeenth Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 663-8195, Fax: (202) 663-8007, Email:
  • Mount Pisgah (Lat: 35.425639 Lon: -82.756778), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WLI947,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/26/1991, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020, Registrant: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, 1200 Seventeenth Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 663-8195, Fax: (202) 663-8007, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2839S , Serial Number: 15066739, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 10/24/1995
    Registrant (Individual): William C Smathers, 20 Pisgah School Rd, Canton, NC 28716
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 561MH , Serial Number: 28-7690264, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 11/05/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Mark B Hopper, 271 Lowell Brook Ln, Canton, NC 28716
  • Aircraft: COY DAVID A RV-6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 732JB , Serial Number: 60031, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 06/13/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jimmy Jackson, 170 Holland Rd, Canton, NC 28716, Other Owners: Andrea Jackson

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$132,1576$117,38319$112,2231$58,0401$171,9201$106,440
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$119,8600$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$226,7005$147,6601$50,4501$72,1001$66,280
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$77,2704$131,7230$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$123,3300$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9802.00 , 9803.00, 9804.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$88,5401$169,690
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$80,720
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9802.00 , 9803.00, 9804.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Canton, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Canton, NC - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 108. The highest number of fires - 177 took place in 2015, and the least - 11 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Canton, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (57.7%), and Outside Fires (30.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Canton, NC
    • 86957.7%Structure Fires
    • 45830.4%Outside Fires
    • 1228.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 563.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Canton, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Canton, NC
  • 47.3%Electricity
  • 29.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.9%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 2.5%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Canton, NC
  • 61.2%Electricity
  • 23.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Wood


Canton compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 16 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Phillip Daniel Heatherly (1)
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  • David W. Nelson (1)
  • James Martin Deaton, Iii (1)
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Total of 14 patent applications in 2008-2021.