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Canton is a city in Lewis County, in the Quincy metro area.

The community was named for Canton, OH

The latitude of Canton is 40.125N. The longitude is -91.625W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,495.


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Median household income
Local
$26,983
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 Mississippi River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Lewis County Agricultural Fair - July 11-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Canton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Lewis County Museum
Colleges and universities: Culver-Stockton College
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Canton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lewis County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 63435 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

34% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $14,663, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Canton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $249.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $553.


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

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Lewis 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 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Canton include Comfort Inn Canton.

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