Canon, Georgia

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Canon, Georgia

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Canon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Canon Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Canon Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Canon, Georgia

Comparing Canon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 7 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 3
Age of the Population 6 9
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 8
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
College Educated Adults 2 2
People Above Poverty 1 3
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Short Commute Times 5 6
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Housing Recently Built 8 5
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Canon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NE of Athens, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 30520
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.28
Longitude -83.1

Canon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 51 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station ELBERTON 2 N
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 44 to 73 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 60.2 inches
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Canon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 755 100%
Male 365 48.3%
Female 390 51.7%
Under 18 167 22.1%
18+ 588 77.9%
65+ 103 13.6%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.88
White 717 95%
African-American 19 2.5%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 5 0.7%
Mixed Race 11 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.2%

Estimated Canon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 806
Growth 51
Growth % 6.8%

Canon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 65.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.1%
English 4.1%
Irish 2.8%
German 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Norwegian 1.5%
African 1.1%
European 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Canon 755 $24,375
Bowersville 334 $36,944
Bowman 898 $33,542
Carnesville 541 $42,188
Franklin Springs 762 $61,500
Hartwell 4,188 $34,560
Royston 2,493 $31,845
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