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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:  78,319
Metro Population:  407,180
Density:  3,932/sqare 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%+/-
18502,603
18604,04155.2%
18708,660114.3%
188012,25841.5%
189026,189113.6%
190030,66717.1%
191050,21763.7%
192087,09173.4%
1930104,90620.5%
1940108,4013.3%
1950116,9127.9%
1960113,631−2.8%
1970110,053−3.1%
198093,077−15.4%
199084,161−9.6%
200080,806−4.0%
201073,007−9.7%
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