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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
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  12. Commute
    B
Canton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 22,829. Canton is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Canton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Canton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Canton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Canton are highly rated.
About Canton...
Population
22,829

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$460,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,570
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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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
    314.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    34
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    93.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    518
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Canton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,583
National
$55,322
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Canton Reviews

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Canton is a lovely town. My family and I moved from Florida to Canton Massachusetts almost two decades ago. The two isn't too quiet and is diverse. Most people in Canton are middle/ upper-class citizens; however, everyone has a place in Canton. Canton is a town that I will always have a spot for (now that I moved). I am hoping upon finishing my degree and working I am able to move back to the town that welcomed my family and me for more than 15 years!
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Canton is a wonderful place to live with a lot of quiet neighborhoods and friendly people. I live on a dead end street by a pond just 5 minutes from the center of town. The sight is beautiful and enjoyable. It’s a great place to enjoy a long walk. There are many stores that are very convenient from groceries to clothes to home appliances. There are good job opportunities especially for people entering the working field for the first time. The school system is excellent. Students have lots of opportunities to explore, and be active in school and in the community.
Canton is your typical suburban town with a fairly tight-nit community. Very easy to get to Boston and other surrounding cities. Houses are very expensive. I had a wonderful experience at all of the schools here. There always seems to be traffic no matter what time of day. Feels very safe to live in. Plowing in the winter isn't excellent, it's much better in surrounding towns. Overall happy to have grown up here.