Canton, Maine

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Canton, Maine

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 11% Canton Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% Canton Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Canton, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 7 9
Age of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 8
Male Share of the Population 5 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 5
Racial Diversity 4 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 4
People Above Poverty 3 1
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 5
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
People Living Alone 5 7

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Canton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Oxford
Standard Zip Codes 04221
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.44
Longitude -70.315

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 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 37.9 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 27 to 47 F
Jul Temp 53 to 76 F
Oct Temp 32 to 53 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
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Canton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,121 100%
Male 539 48.1%
Female 582 51.9%
Under 18 268 23.9%
18+ 853 76.1%
65+ 209 18.6%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3.06
White 1,111 99.1%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 6 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.8%

Estimated Canton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,167
Growth 46
Growth % 4.1%

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
English 21.4%
US/American 18.9%
French (except Basque) 18%
Irish 10.2%
French Canadian 7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Scottish 4.7%
Italian 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
German 1.9%
Polish 1.6%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Finnish 0.8%
European 0.7%
Slovak 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Acadian/Cajun 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Latvian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Canton 1,121 $40,469
Dixfield 2,514 $41,979
Jay 4,985 $43,365
Livermore 2,106 $44,904
Livermore Falls 3,227 $33,354
Peru 1,515 $43,047
Sumner 854 $41,786
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