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Canton is a city in Fulton County.[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 40.558N. The longitude is -90.035W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,970.
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 61520 ZIP code.
24% 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 $17,012, 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 $678.
Libraries in Canton include Parlin Ingersoll Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Canton include Canton Daily Ledger
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.
A total of 2 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 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Canton include Super 8.
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