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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canton was $17,324, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Canton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Canton include Canton Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Canton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $482. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,034.
Libraries in Canton include Cherokee County Law Library, Hickory Flat Public Library, R. T. Jones Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Canton include Cherokee Tribune
Cherokee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canton political report.
The average commute time for Canton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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