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Canton is a township in Fulton County, in the Canton metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Canton. For links to other places called Canton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Canton is 40.581N. The longitude is -90.046W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 676 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,075.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fulton 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 61531 ZIP code.
25% 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 $17,261, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $317. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $680.
Fulton 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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