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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Canton is a town in New York with a population of 11,134. Canton is in St. Lawrence County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Canton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Canton there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Canton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Canton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$924
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    31.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    31.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    249.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    34%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Canton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,316
National
$55,322
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Canton Reviews

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You're really in tune with nature! The people are friendly and its quiet and peaceful in this town. It is a small town so there isn't a lot of big named stores but there are amazing small businesses and communities that thrive to make canton a better place every day.
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Its a small rural town with tons of things to do outside. It has beautiful scenery and generally people are fairly nice because of the small town atmosphere. There is no traffic so you always know how long it takes to get anywhere. If you have a good group of friends or like spending time with your family you can always find something to do, whether its fishing, having a fire, or shoveling your driveway covered in multiple feet of snow. It really is a great place though.
There isn't much of a night life in Canton since the cows outnumber the residents when school isn't in session, but neighboring cities might provide some entertainment. Cheap homes/apartments, when construction isn't taking months at a time for a simple bridge commuting is fairly easy.