Canton, Kansas

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Canton, Kansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Canton Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Canton Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Canton Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 18% Canton People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Canton, Kansas

Comparing Canton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 6
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 7 7
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 6
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 3 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Affordability of Rents 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
People Living Alone 3 2
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Canton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 48 miles N of Wichita, Kansas
County McPherson
Standard Zip Codes 67428
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.386
Longitude -97.427

Canton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches
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Canton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 829 100%
Male 393 47.4%
Female 436 52.6%
Under 18 206 24.8%
18+ 623 75.2%
65+ 166 20%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 2.94
White 810 97.7%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 12 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.7%

Estimated Canton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 812
Growth -17
Growth % -2.1%

Canton 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
German 35.3%
US/American 23.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
English 7.4%
Irish 6.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
Swedish 2.8%
Dutch 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Russian 1.5%
Scottish 1.3%
Italian 1.2%
European 1%
Welsh 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
British 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Canton 829 $45,357
Durham 114 $47,917
Galva 701 $47,212
Goessel 565 $42,727
Hillsboro 2,854 $42,465
Lehigh 215 $41,875
McPherson 13,770 $48,882

Canton Public Libraries

Canton Carnegie Township Library
203 N MAIN
Canton, Kansas
(620) 628-4349

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Canton High Schools (2004)

Serves 134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

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