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Canton is a city in Lincoln County, in the Sioux Falls metro area.
It is the county seat.
So named because settlers believed their community to be directly opposite the globe from Canton, China.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Canton. For links to other places called Canton, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Canton is 43.303N. The longitude is -96.58W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,270 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,955.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lincoln County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Sioux Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57013 ZIP code.
33% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Canton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canton was $17,891, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Canton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Canton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $680.
Libraries in Canton include Canton Public Library ... View libraries
Lincoln County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canton political report.
The average commute time for Canton workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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