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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Canton is a town in South Dakota with a population of 3,352. Canton is in Lincoln County. Living in Canton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Canton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Canton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$653
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Canton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    145
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    262
    500
  • Theft
    495
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    204
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Canton

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,929
National
$55,322
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Canton Reviews

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Although there may not be much of a night life, there are many outdoor activities to do, if you want to do them.
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There is not many options. The is only about 3 bars in the town and most do no stay open very late. The food is typical bar food besides Paul's Place which has some variety.
It's a small town and most everyone knows their neighbors.