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Canton is a township in Washington County, in the Pittsburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Canton. For links to other places called Canton, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Canton is 40.185N. The longitude is -80.285W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,230 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,826.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington 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 15301 ZIP code.
19% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $15,420, 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 $340. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $807.
Washington 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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