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Canton is a city in Stark County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named after the city in China; another says it derives from the French term for "district."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Canton. For links to other places called Canton, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Canton is 40.798N. The longitude is -81.378W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,060 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 79,255.
Steelmaking began after the Civil War, with the first shipload of Minnesota iron ore arriving in 1867
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Stark County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Canton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44702 ZIP code.
21% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $15,544, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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.
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Median rent in Canton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $678.
Libraries in Canton include Community Center Branch Library, Dehoff Memorial Branch Library, Madge Youtz Branch Library, North Branch Library, Stark County District Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Canton include Repository
TV stations in Canton include WDLI, WOAC.
Stark County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canton political report.
The average commute time for Canton workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Canton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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