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Canton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Canton had a population of 14,243 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.5581 and longitude -90.0351 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canton 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Canton, IL Housing Affordability Index is 192
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Canton, IL Wealth Index is 51
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 14,243
Population in Households 11,892
Population in Families 9,057
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,351
Population Density 1,813
Diversity Index1 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,391
Average Household Income $54,444
Per Capita Income $20,200
Wealth Index3 51

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,434 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,760 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 644 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $89,292
Housing Affordability Index2 192
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,194
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 3,142
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.34% -0.56%
Households -0.43% -0.67%
Families -0.58% -0.82%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Canton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canton to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 168 88th
Population Density # 324 76th
Diversity Index # 283 79th
Median Household Income # 1199 12th
Per Capita Income # 1289 6th

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