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  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Canton is a suburb of Hartford with a population of 10,306. Canton is in Hartford County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Canton offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Canton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Canton tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Canton are highly rated.
About Canton...
Population
10,306

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$311,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,166
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Canton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    126.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    495.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Canton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,255
National
$55,322
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Canton Reviews

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I love living in Canton! I highly recommend hanging out in Collinsville, check out Lasalle for something to eat and Collinsville Canoe and Kayak in the summertime! It's really pretty here and our schools are pretty great.
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Canton, CT is a beautiful town. Encompassing neighboring Collinsville, it’s got mountainside homes as well as riverside properties and a fabulous community of residents who are friendly but not overbearing. But what I find most remarkable about this little town right on the border of Hartford and Litchfield counties is how PRETTY it is. Regardless of whether I’m driving up windy, hill climbing roads or meandering through the ultra charming downtown, set gorgeously right along the Farmington River, I’m in awe of how picturesque this town really is. My one complaint is with the outdoor recreation available. Aside from the Farmington River Trail which stretches practically from the top-to-the-bottom on Connecticut - it has seriously limited offerings for hikers, fitness walkers, runners, dog owners, or sight-seers. I know the town is working on expanding their park and trail systems, however, so I still think this is a little town worth adoring.
I love the stores and architecture in Canton. There’s activities to do with children like bike riding, mini golf, movies and ice cream!