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Canton is a town in Haywood County, in the Asheville metro area.

The community was named for Canton, OH, the source of the steel used in construction of the bridge over the Pigeon River.

The latitude of Canton is 35.532N. The longitude is -82.837W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,615 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,957.


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Median household income
Local
$28,775
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Canton demographic reports
Canton is on the Pigeon River
Former and merged names include:
· Buford
· Pigeon River
When Champion International, the town's major employer, announced in 1997 that it was selling, employees banded together to buy the company. The firm was renamed Blue Ridge Paper Products.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Canton Area Historical Museum

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10% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $17,995, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% 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 $283.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $690.


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

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Haywood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canton political report.

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The average commute time for Canton workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Canton include Comfort Inn Canton, Econo Lodge Canton.

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