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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.


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Median household income
Local
$28,730
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Canton demographic reports
A center for manufacturing agricultural equipment in the early 19th century

Steelmaking began after the Civil War, with the first shipload of Minnesota iron ore arriving in 1867

Public transportation: Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Canton received national attention for 1979 plane crash which killed Thurman Munson, New York Yankees catcher
Well-known residents have included:
· Marilyn Manson, rock musician
· President William McKinley
· Alan Page, football player
· Macy Gray, singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Canton Blues Festival - June 22-23, 2007
  • Stark County Fair - Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2007
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony - Aug. 4, 2007
  • Italian-American Festival - June 29-July 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Canton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Canton Symphony Orchestra
Canton attractions: Harry London Candies factory tour
Sports teams: Canton Legends (American Indoor Football Association)
Historic sites and museums: Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton Classic Car Museum, Canton Museum of Art, McKinley Museum
Colleges and universities: Malone College, Stark State College of Technology
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 84

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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12% of Canton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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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.


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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

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Newspapers in Canton include Repository

TV stations in Canton include WDLI, WOAC.

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Stark County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canton political report.

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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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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other OH communities named Canton:
  �Stark County township

OH communities formerly known as Canton:
  �Bridgeport, Belmont County

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