Canton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):
Affordability of Rents
Comparing Canton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Age of the Population|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Average Household Size|
|Portion of People Married|
|Median Family Income|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|People Above Poverty|
|College Educated Adults|
|Short Commute Times|
|Working at Home|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|People Living Alone|
|Nearest Medium City||54 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||148 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts|
|Standard Zip Codes||04221|
|Phone Area Codes||207|
|Time Zone||Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Station||RUMFORD 1 SSE|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Average Family Size||3.06|
|American Indian & Alaskan||2||0.2%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||9||0.8%|
|Est. 2005 Population||1,167|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|French (except Basque)||18%|
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||5.1%|
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