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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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 11,198. Canton is in St. Lawrence County. 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
$113,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$915
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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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
    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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    34%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Canton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,523
National
$55,322
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Canton Reviews

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Small, warm atmosphere town! Lots of farms and beautiful nature. Perfect hunting season. Nice people with warn heart. We love canton. Close to Canada to travel.
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Not a great town if you're interested in doing something outside of school. Not a lot of entertainment or dining choices. Potsdam is not far from here..maybe 2p minutes and there is a little more to do there. Really vcose to the Canadian border!
Great Colleges (St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton). Quiet area with some cute, small restaurants and cafes. Peaceful area.