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"City of Lights"

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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,237
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Canton demographic reports
Canton is between the Pearl and Big Black rivers
Filming location for:
· 2000 movie, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
· 1996 movie, "A Time to Kill"
· 2000 movie, "My Dog Skip"
Well-known residents have included:
· Elmore James, musician
Local festivals include:
  • Gospel Fest Homecoming - July 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Canton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Census & demographics

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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canton was $12,643, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Canton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Canton include Canton Courthouse Square Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Canton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $269.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $637.


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Libraries in Canton include Madison County-Canton Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Canton include Best Western Canton Inn, Comfort Inn Canton, Days Inn Canton, Econo Lodge Canton, Holiday Inn Express.

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