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Canton is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

So named after an early citizen estimated that its location was precisely antipodal to Canton, China

The latitude of Canton is 42.158N. The longitude is -71.145W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 85 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,775.


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Median household income
Local
$69,260
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 Neposet River
Paul Revere operated copper-rolling mills here
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "Mystic River"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Eleanor Cabot Bradley Reservation, Pequitside Farm
Wildlife: Red-tailed hawks, deer, fox and coyote inhabit the Mildred Morse Allen Wildlife Sanctuary

Historic sites and museums: Canton Viaduct
Colleges and universities: Massasoit Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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6% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 29% 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 $33,510, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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45% 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 $877.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,685.


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

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Newspapers in Canton include Canton Journal

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The average commute time for Canton workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 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 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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