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Canton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Canton had a population of 14,185 as of July 1, 2018. Canton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canton is located at latitude 40.5626 and longitude -90.0405 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canton (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 646 feet.

The City of Canton (GNIS ID: 2393732) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Canton is located within Township of Canton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fulton County.

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Canton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,185
Population in Households 11,846
Population in Familes 9,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,339
Population Density2 1,795
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $43,965
Average Household Income $58,372
Per Capita Income $23,086


Total Housing Units 5,895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,370 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,813 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 711 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $91,672
Average Home Value $113,531


Total Households 5,184
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 3,143
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.43% -0.53%
Households -0.51% -0.63%
Families -0.65% -0.76%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Canton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 170 88th
Population Density # 344 75th
Diversity Index # 299 78th
Median Household Income # 1083 21st
Per Capita Income # 1105 19th

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