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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
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Canton is a town in Ohio with a population of 71,313. 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
71,313

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$70,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$652
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
    929.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    192.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    268
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,371.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,463.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    457.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 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
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Canton

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,735
National
$55,322
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Canton Reviews

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Canton is a mix of beautiful history and disappointment. I grew up going to Hall of Fame parades, football games, and festivals. The ribs burn off was my favorite. We went to these events without fear or hesitation. Now as an adult, with a family, I am hesitant at taking my kids out to these events. I long for those days of staying downtown past dark without fear. Canton is comprised of good, hardworking people, caring people. It is full of beautiful, dilapidated architecture. I do give the city credit, they are doing everything they can to keep downtown alive. Before we had kids, my husband and I loved to go to dinner and drinks downtown. Our first date was at Basil we had our first kiss in the parking lot! I have very fond memories of the city and I would love to add to them with our growing family. After COVID has passed and we can all be around each other again, my hope is that everyone can come together to restore what we all love about Canton. I'm looking forward to it.
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So much to do! Great people! Tons of working opportunities! I recommend Canton to many people! We live in a safe area where we do not feel threatened. The schools around have many great programs and activities for kids. The schools in the area are great about involving parents and families. There is always fun community activities going on depending on the season and time of year. Tons of shopping accessible in the area. Fun things to do with pets and kids. One of my favorite family friendly activities is the splash pads in the summer in various towns all over Canton. In the Winter there are fun families is the ice skating and Christmas tree lighting and festivities around that time of year. Also, the bar district in the downtown canton area is fun and themed for the football hall of fame. The city has been updated with fun lighting, sidewalks, and great outdoor spots.
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.