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Canton is a town in Hartford County, in the Hartford metro area.

The community was named after the province in China.

The latitude of Canton is 41.861N. The longitude is -72.909W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 397 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,840.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$65,013
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:
· West Simsbury
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Cherry Brook Grange Fair - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Canton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Roaring Brook Nature Center
Historic sites and museums: Canton Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above 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 Hartford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hartford area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06020 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $33,151, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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43% of Canton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Canton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $625.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,497.


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Libraries in Canton include Canton Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Canton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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