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Canton is a city in Fulton County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Canton. For links to other places called Canton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Canton is 40.558N. The longitude is -90.035W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,970.


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Median household income
Local
$31,011
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 Illinois and Mississippi rivers
Former and merged names include:
· Barnes' Prairie
· Swan's Catch-All
International Harvester had a large factory here until 1983
Well-known residents have included:
· Steven R. Nagel, astronaut
Nearby parks & recreation: Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife Area, Rice Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Colleges and universities: Spoon River College

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24% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $17,012, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% 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 $317.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $678.


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Libraries in Canton include Parlin Ingersoll Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Canton include Canton Daily Ledger

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Fulton County supported John Kerry 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 23 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 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Canton include Super 8.

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