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Canton is a city in Cherokee County, in the Atlanta metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the city in China.

The latitude of Canton is 34.236N. The longitude is -84.49W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 968 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,195.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$40,361
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Canton demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Cherokee Court House
· Etowah
Well-known residents have included:
· John Hannah, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Riverfest - Sept. 29-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Canton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Gazaway Indian Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Canton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cherokee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlanta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30115 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% 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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canton was $17,324, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Canton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Canton festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Canton include Canton Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Canton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $482.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,034.


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Libraries

Libraries in Canton include Cherokee County Law Library, Hickory Flat Public Library, R. T. Jones Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Canton include Cherokee Tribune

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Cherokee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canton political report.

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The average commute time for Canton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Canton include Comfort Inn Canton, Days Inn Canton, Holiday Inn Express.

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