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About Us - City Statistics

Please find a number of popular Canton statistics listed below.  If you have any questions about particular statistics, or would like to know more about a specific statistic, please contact us by calling (330) 438-4307.

History
Founded:  1805
Incorporated:  1854

Population/Demographics

City Population:  72,683
Metro Population:  404,422
Density:  2,867.5/square mile

Racial makeup:  (2000 Figures)

Caucasian - 74%
African American - 21%
Native American - 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander - 0.03%
Other - 0.6%
2+ Races - 3%
Hispanic/Latino - 1.2%

Geography
State:  Ohio
Region:  Northeast/Midwest
County:  Stark
Elevation:  1,060 feet
Lat/Long:  40º48'18"N, 81º22'33"
Water Sources:  Nimishillen Creek
Area:  20.6 square miles
Zip Codes: 44700-44799
Area Codes:  330-234
Time Zone:  Eastern U.S. (GMT-5)

Population Trends

CensusPopulation%+/-
1850 2,603 ————
1860 4,041 55.2%
1870 8,660 114.3%
1880 12,258 41.5%
1890 26,189 113.6%
1900 30,667 17.1%
1910 50,217 63.7%
1920 87,091 73.4%
1930 104,906 20.5%
1940 108,401 3.3%
1950 116,912 7.9%
1960 113,631 −2.8%
1970 110,053 −3.1%
1980 93,077 −15.4%
1990 84,161 −9.6%
2000 80,806 −4.0%
2010 73,007 −9.7%
2012 72,683 −0.4%
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