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The Town of New Canton had a population of 379 as of July 1, 2017. New Canton ranks in the lower 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 New Canton is located at latitude 39.6373 and longitude -91.0982 in Pike County. The formal boundaries for the Town of New Canton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pike County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 476 feet.

The Town of New Canton (GNIS ID: 2396799) 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 Town of New Canton is located within Township of Pleasant Vale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pike County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Canton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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New Canton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 379
Daytime Population: Workers 17
Daytime Population: Residents 223
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 240
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 379
Population in Familes 312
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 496
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $32,948
Average Household Income $43,403
Per Capita Income $18,542


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 128 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $66,667
Average Home Value $146,289


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.16%
Households 0.94% 0.24%
Families 1.67% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

New Canton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Canton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1019 26th
Population Density # 1083 21st
Diversity Index # 1074 21st
Median Household Income # 1331 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1310 4th

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