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Canton is a city in Madison County, in the Jackson metro area.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Canton is 32.612N. The longitude is -90.036W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 233 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,856.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jackson area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39046 ZIP code.
2% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 3% 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 $12,643, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Canton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Canton include Canton Courthouse Square Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Canton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $269. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $637.
Libraries in Canton include Madison County-Canton Public Library ... View libraries
Madison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canton political report.
The average commute time for Canton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Canton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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