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Canton is a village in Saint Lawrence County, in the Ogdensburg-Massena metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for district of Switzerland; another theory suggests the community was named for Canton, China
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Canton. For links to other places called Canton, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Canton is 44.595N. The longitude is -75.169W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 377 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,961.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Lawrence 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 13617 ZIP code.
11% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $14,745, compared with $21,587 nationally.
45% of Canton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Canton include Saint Lawrence University - Old Campus Historic District, Village Park Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Canton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $917.
Libraries in Canton include Canton Free Library, Morley Branch Library ... View libraries
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSLU.
Saint Lawrence 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 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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