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Canton is a city in Van Zandt County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the name derives from the french word for the geographical division; another says it is named for a pony named "Canter"
The latitude of Canton is 32.556N. The longitude is -95.863W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 505 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,427.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Van Zandt County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75103 ZIP code.
10% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $17,351, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Canton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Canton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $420. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $745.
Libraries in Canton include Van Zandt County Library ... View libraries
Van Zandt 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 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Canton include Best Western.
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