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The City of Canton had a population of 12,660 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Canton is located at latitude 32.6126 and longitude -90.0368 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canton 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 230 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.
|Total Population||12,660 (100%)|
|Population in Households||12,250 (96.8%)|
|Population in Families||9,982 (78.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||410 ( 3.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$42,514|
|Average Household Income||$62,466|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$21,512|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||4,925 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,533 (51.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,856 (37.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||536 (10.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$145,945|
|Average Home Value||$189,104|
|Housing Affordability Index3||178|
|Average Household Size||2.79|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.2%|
|Per Capita Income||2.02%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.55%|
The table below compares Canton to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 31||92nd|
|Population Density||# 134||63rd|
|Median Household Income||# 118||68th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 71||20th|
|Per Capita Income||# 146||60th|
|Diversity Index||# 95||74th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.