Canton

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  2. Canton Statistics
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  4. Canton Employment Information
  5. Canton Family Information
  6. Canton Education Information
  7. Canton Business Information
  8. Canton Public Benefits Information
  9. Canton Criminal Information
  10. Canton Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Canton Zip Codes


Canton Legal Resources

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Canton Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 20,775
  • Land Area (2000): 49.037 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 1.665 square kilometers
  • Local Time(s):
  • Area Code(s): 339, 781
  • Alias(es) (2003): CANTON

Canton Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
2000 21,475 2003 Not Available 2005 21,445
2001 Not Available 2004 21,360 2006 21,701
2002 21,032     2007 21,890

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Houses (2000): 8,163

Canton Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 19,239 92.61%
 Rural, Farm 57 0.27%
 Rural, Non-farm 1,479 7.12%

Canton Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Canton Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 21,077
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $1,045,098,000 / $267,861,000

Canton Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 10,537 9,987 550 5.22% 52
1991 10,613 9,832 782 7.37% 74
1992 10,711 9,897 814 7.60% 76
1993 10,801 10,183 618 5.72% 57
1994 11,136 10,557 579 5.20% 52
1995 11,166 10,665 501 4.49% 45
1996 11,392 10,984 408 3.58% 36
1997 11,704 11,344 360 3.07% 31
1998 11,903 11,625 278 2.34% 23
1999 12,042 11,779 264 2.19% 22
2000 11,202 10,941 260 2.32% 23
2001 11,357 11,013 344 3.03% 30
2002 11,436 10,936 500 4.37% 44
2003 11,393 10,828 565 4.96% 50
2004 11,379 10,876 503 4.42% 44
2005 11,443 10,993 450 3.93% 39
2006 11,555 11,078 476 4.12% 41
2007 11,626 11,200 426 3.66% 37
2008 11,710 11,215 495 4.23% 42
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 11,690 11,186 504 4.31% 43
Feb 2008 11,638 11,162 476 4.09% 41
Mar 2008 11,669 11,205 464 3.98% 40
Apr 2008 11,617 11,228 389 3.35% 33
May 2008 11,582 11,093 489 4.22% 42
Jun 2008 11,842 11,264 578 4.88% 49
Jul 2008 11,906 11,359 547 4.59% 46
Aug 2008 11,838 11,327 511 4.32% 43
Sep 2008 11,608 11,111 497 4.28% 43
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Canton Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 675 12.15%
2. Construction 674 12.14%
3. Finance and Insurance 517 9.31%
4. Public Administration 352 6.34%
5. Health Care 304 5.47%
6. Educational Services 242 4.36%
7. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 182 3.28%
8. Accommodation and Food Services 168 3.02%
9. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 145 2.61%
10. Repair and Maintenance 128 2.30%
11. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 124 2.23%
12. Other Transportation 120 2.16%
13. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 119 2.14%
14. Metal Manufactuing 108 1.94%
15. Food and Beverage Stores 106 1.91%
16. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 101 1.82%
17. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 93 1.67%
18. Chemical Manufacturing 75 1.35%
19. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 70 1.26%
20. Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies, Wholesale 67 1.21%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 836 16.67%
2. Educational Services 687 13.70%
3. Finance and Insurance 538 10.73%
4. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 487 9.71%
5. Accommodation and Food Services 196 3.91%
6. Social Assistance 189 3.77%
7. Public Administration 152 3.03%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 133 2.65%
9. Personal and Laundry Services 133 2.65%
10. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 122 2.43%
11. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 108 2.15%
12. Food and Beverage Stores 95 1.89%
13. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 87 1.74%
14. Construction 81 1.62%
15. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 79 1.58%
16. Info Services and Data Processing 73 1.46%
17. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 71 1.42%
18. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 69 1.38%
19. Department and Other General Stores 61 1.22%
20. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 55 1.10%

Canton Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Computer Specialists 394 7.09%
2. Other Management Occupations 319 5.74%
3. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 267 4.81%
4. Engineers 254 4.57%
5. Top Executives 225 4.05%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 218 3.93%
7. Accountants and Auditors 162 2.92%
8. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 150 2.70%
9. Other Installation / Maintenance 146 2.63%
10. Other Office and Admin Support 144 2.59%
11. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 136 2.45%
12. Business Operations Specialists 135 2.43%
13. Lawyers 133 2.39%
14. Operations Managers Non Finance 125 2.25%
15. Carpenters 113 2.03%
16. Supervisors / Construction and Extract 112 2.02%
17. Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 111 2.00%
18. Law Enforcement Workers 107 1.93%
19. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 107 1.93%
20. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 106 1.91%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Secretaries and Admins 375 7.48%
2. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 349 6.96%
3. Other Office and Admin Support 324 6.46%
4. Registered Nurses 300 5.98%
5. Other Management Occupations 221 4.41%
6. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 172 3.43%
7. Business Operations Specialists 160 3.19%
8. Customer Service Representatives 159 3.17%
9. Computer Specialists 154 3.07%
10. Accountants and Auditors 147 2.93%
11. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 126 2.51%
12. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 117 2.33%
13. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 116 2.31%
14. Other Sales and Related Occupations 114 2.27%
15. Cashiers 112 2.23%
16. Health Technologists and Technicians 110 2.19%
17. Financial Managers 106 2.11%
18. Operations Managers Non Finance 104 2.07%
19. Top Executives 102 2.03%
20. Other Financial Specialists 94 1.87%

Canton Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 9,302 56.79%
15-35 hours 1,894 11.56%
1-14 hours 586 3.58%
No regular hours 4,598 28.07%

Canton Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 94 0.93%
5 AM-5:29 AM 158 1.57%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 373 3.71%
6 AM-6:29 AM 906 9.00%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 1,272 12.64%
7 AM-7:29 AM 1,762 17.51%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 1,518 15.08%
8 AM-8:29 AM 1,366 13.57%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 945 9.39%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 636 6.32%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 149 1.48%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 65 0.65%
Noon-3:59 PM 466 4.63%
4 PM-11:59 PM 355 3.53%

Canton Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 157 1.56%
5-9 755 7.50%
10-14 1,076 10.69%
15-19 1,051 10.44%
20-24 1,188 11.80%
25-29 603 5.99%
30-34 1,718 17.07%
35-39 444 4.41%
40-44 605 6.01%
45-59 1,430 14.21%
60-89 845 8.40%
At least 90 193 1.92%

Canton Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 86 0.85% 4,744 47.13%
30-44 457 4.54% 2,310 22.95%
45-59 415 4.12% 1,015 10.08%
At least 60 323 3.21% 715 7.10%

Canton Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 0 0.00%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 665 6.37%
 Car / truck / van, solo 7,997 76.60%
 Motorcycle 0 0.00%
 Other 18 0.17%
 Public transportation 1,281 12.27%
 Walked 104 1.00%
 Worked at home 375 3.59%

Canton Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Canton Family Information

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Households (2000): 7,949 (20,334 people)
Families (2000): 5,562 (17,341 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 2,592
People at same address in 1995: 12,179

Canton Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 420 5.28%
$10,000-$14,999 350 4.40%
$15,000-$19,999 238 2.99%
$20,000-$24,999 305 3.84%
$25,000-$29,999 230 2.89%
$30,000-$34,999 340 4.28%
$35,000-$39,999 261 3.28%
$40,000-$44,999 276 3.47%
$45,000-$49,999 369 4.64%
$50,000-$59,999 596 7.50%
$60,000-$74,999 924 11.62%
$75,000-$99,999 1,318 16.58%
$100,000-$124,999 947 11.91%
$125,000-$149,999 438 5.51%
$150,000-$199,999 492 6.19%
$200,000 or more 445 5.60%

Canton Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 2,022 25.43%
 Family, 2 people 2,273 28.58%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 334 4.20%
 Family, 3 people 1,254 15.77%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 36 0.45%
 Family, 4 people 1,241 15.61%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 10 0.13%
 Family, 5 people 545 6.85%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 0 0.00%
 Family, 6 people 180 2.26%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 1 0.01%
 Family, 7 or more people 55 0.69%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 1 0.01%

Canton Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 6,411 27.77%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 4,213 18.25%
Public Assistance 59 0.26%
Retirement 1,598 6.92%
Self Employment 1,062 4.60%
Social Security 2,466 10.68%
Supplemental Security 202 0.87%
Wage / Salary 6,209 26.89%
Other 867 3.76%

Canton Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 2,480 52.71%
 With children under 18 2,225 47.29%

Canton Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 407 5.36%
 Married 5,022 66.10%
 Never Married 1,959 25.78%
 Widowed 210 2.76%

Canton Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 664 7.35%
 Married 5,161 57.13%
 Never Married 1,955 21.64%
 Widowed 1,254 13.88%

Canton Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Canton Education Information

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Canton Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 452 2.85%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 797 5.02%
 High school diploma or equivalent 3,918 24.70%
 Some college, no degree 2,642 16.66%
 Associate degree 1,202 7.58%
 Bachelors degree 4,246 26.77%
 Graduate or professional degree 2,606 16.43%

Canton Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 156 0.75% 331 1.59% 487 2.34%
Kindergarten 227 1.09% 45 0.22% 272 1.31%
Grades 1-4 993 4.78% 155 0.75% 1,148 5.53%
Grades 5-8 935 4.50% 150 0.72% 1,085 5.22%
Grades 9-12 937 4.51% 170 0.82% 1,107 5.33%
Undergrad college 387 1.86% 197 0.95% 584 2.81%
Graduate or professional school 106 0.51% 183 0.88% 289 1.39%
Total 3,741 18.01% 1,231 5.93% 4,972 23.93%

Canton Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Canton Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 915
Canton Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Canton Public Benefits Information

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Canton Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 19,621 96.60%
 Below Poverty Level 690 3.40%

Canton Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Canton Criminal Information

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Canton Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
2000 0.373 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.373 0.047 1.723 6.845 0.885 9.499
2001 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2002 0.238 0.048 0.000 0.190 0.475 0.000 1.569 8.083 0.761 10.413
2003 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2004 1.264 0.187 0.000 0.187 1.639 0.094 2.715 6.788 1.264 10.768
2005 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.187 0.187 0.187 2.098 6.901 0.793 9.792
2006 1.382 0.092 0.000 0.230 1.705 0.000 2.074 7.557 0.415 10.046
2007 2.421 0.228 0.000 0.091 2.741 0.046 2.010 9.228 0.685 11.923

Canton Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 1 40
2005 1 43
2006 1 45
2007 1 42

Canton Crime Index

Year  Index
2000 212
2001 0
2002 229

Canton Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Canton Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Canton Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 2,719 13.09%
10-19 Years 2,535 12.20%
20-29 Years 1,926 9.27%
30-39 Years 3,287 15.82%
40-49 Years 3,326 16.01%
50-59 Years 2,603 12.53%
60-69 Years 1,678 8.08%
70-79 Years 1,533 7.38%
80-89 Years 912 4.39%
90+ Years 256 1.23%

Canton Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 9,805 47.20%
 Female 10,970 52.80%

Canton Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 19,025 91.58%
 Asian 626 3.01%
 African-American 581 2.80%
 Hispanic/Latino 296 1.42%
 Multiracial 170 0.82%
 Other Race 48 0.23%
 Amerindian 24 0.12%
 Pacific Islander 5 0.02%

Canton Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Irish 6,862 31.99%
2. Italian 3,585 16.71%
3. English 2,063 9.62%
4. German 1,291 6.02%
5. Polish 892 4.16%
6. United States Or American 835 3.89%
7. Russian 815 3.80%
8. French Non-Basque 563 2.62%
9. Greek 536 2.50%
10. French Canadian 510 2.38%

Canton Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 16,980 87.54%
2. Italian 425 2.19%
3. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 307 1.58%
4. Greek 253 1.30%
5. Chinese 219 1.13%
6. French 175 0.90%
7. Russian 150 0.77%
8. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 141 0.73%
9. Polish 88 0.45%
10. French Creole 84 0.43%

Canton Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 18,984 91.38%
 Naturalized immigrant 1,115 5.37%
 Not a citizen 676 3.25%

Canton Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Canton Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Canton Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

02021