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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Canton is a town in Ohio with a population of 71,763. Canton is in Stark County. Living in Canton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Canton there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Canton and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Canton...
Population
71,763

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$70,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$634
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Canton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    786.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    138.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    267.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,373.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,564.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    429.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Canton

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,837
National
$55,322
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I have enjoyed my experience in Canton, OH! An Akron native, I moved to Canton with a friend over 2 years ago. We live just a couple of miles from downtown, which means we have great access to the local coffee shops, bars, and First Fridays - a monthly event that I love! In the late-spring through fall there is a monthly farmer's market downtown and weekly markets in the surrounding areas, near Glenoak and Jackson High Schools. I have enjoyed supporting local artists, coffee houses, ice cream shops and more who enjoy the support of Stark County residents.
Honestly, I was nervous because when I moved in a lot of people warned me "Oh don't go to that WalMart after 9pm!" or "Be careful!" I had heard stories about safety/security in Canton. But my neighborhood is away from the hustle of nearby Rt. 62 and Interstate 77, and I feel comfortable running through the neighborhood in the mornings and walking to local businesses.
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I like the historical aspects of Canton that are mixed with a modern flare. Canton has kept its old architecture of downtown buildings. The old Palace Theater is one aspect of that old antique feel. Canton has a range of entertainment with vibrant arts & music districts, unique shopping, recreational parks, special events & festivals. It is also the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame! For families looking for good school and colleges this is a plus. For the most part it is a small net community with a full range of job opportunities. Canton is a place you could call home, a place to relax away from the high traffic and noises of a big city.
Canton is where I grew up and although at first glance it seems like another small town, it really has a lot to offer. We have plenty of amazing restaurants, malls, movie theaters, you name it! It also holds Jackson Local Schools, with strong art programs and a great community.