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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Canton is a town in Mississippi with a population of 12,800. Canton is in Madison County. Living in Canton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Canton and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$781
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

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

Working in Canton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,915
National
$55,322
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Canton Reviews

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I love my city. I was born and raised here. Although Canton is a small town, the people that lives here find ways to have fun. I live in a city where everyone knows someone. Canton is the most friendliest town you could ever visit. We also love competition, the high school girl and boy teams love to show off their talent. Overall I wouldn't change anything about my city, we love each other and we welcome new people with open arms.
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Canton is a small, mostly rural town. The major event is the Flea Market that takes place in the downtown area. The town is mainly residential. The schools are below average.
Canton is a nice down to earth town, everyone there knows each other. The town is well known for being the "City of Lights" during Christmas and it is beautiful during that time of year.

I would like to see Canton offer more jobs and better places to shop.