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Canton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Canton had a population of 13,981 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Canton is located at latitude 32.5984 and longitude -90.0322 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canton (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 233 feet.

The City of Canton (GNIS ID: 2403988) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Canton is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Canton, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,981
Daytime Population: Workers 5,966
Daytime Population: Residents 8,438
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,404
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 13,566
Population in Familes 11,195
Population in Group Qrtrs 415
Population Density2 655
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $32,399
Average Household Income $48,293
Per Capita Income $17,272


Total Housing Units 5,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,421 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,364 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 477 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $128,940
Average Home Value $175,846


Total Households 4,786
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 3,340
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 1.44%
Households 0.85% 1.5%
Families 1.25% 1.3%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Canton, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canton to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 92nd
Population Density # 119 67th
Diversity Index # 121 66th
Median Household Income # 199 45th
Per Capita Income # 253 30th

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