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Canton is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
So named after an early citizen estimated that its location was precisely antipodal to Canton, China
The latitude of Canton is 42.158N. The longitude is -71.145W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 85 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,775.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Norfolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02072 ZIP code.
6% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 29% 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 $33,510, compared with $21,587 nationally.
45% 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 $877. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,685.
Libraries in Canton include Canton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Canton include Canton Journal
The average commute time for Canton workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 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 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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