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Overview

Introduction to Canton, Massachusetts

Canton, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 7 miles NW of Brockton, Massachusetts and 14 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Boston metropolitan area.

Canton History

Canton was originally a part of the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts. It was officially incorporated in 1797. According to some old stories, the town was named because earlier it was believed that Canton, China was located on the exact opposite side of the earth. Joseph Warren Revere established a plastic factory, Emerson Cuming, at Canton, which was recently torn down. In fact, Canton is the birthplace of Elijah Morse's Rising Sun Stove Polish Company.

Canton and nearby Attractions

  • Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate
  • Mildred Morse Allen Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shawmut Industrial Park
  • Adams National Historical Park
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra

Things To Do In Canton

The town of Canton features a number of scenic trails where you can enjoy hiking and biking. The town also includes a number of restaurants and other entertainment options. The headquarters of Reebok and Baskin-Robbins are also located in Canton.

Canton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Canton Higher Education

Babson College is nearby. For people who want more options, enrolling in an online institution may interest them. These schools may offer students programs and courses in finance, information technology, human services, and accounting. For people who are interested in probation officer training, some online schools may offer a degree program in criminal justice.

People

Total Population 22,276
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 11,078
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $122,002
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 14.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,416
Median House Value $425,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 8.9%
Irish 35.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Canton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02021
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.158
Longitude -71.145

Canton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Norwood 28,962 $104,301
Randolph 33,409 $74,275
Sharon 5,932 $140,313
Stoughton 28,110 $97,587
Walpole 5,881 $107,136
Westwood 15,094 $157,556

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Canton Public Libraries

Library
Canton Public Library
786 WASHINGTON ST.
Canton, Massachusetts
(781) 821-5027
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Canton High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

CANTON HIGH
900 WASHINGTON STREET
781-821-5050
Serves 829 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

BLUE HILLS REG VOC TECH
800 RANDOLPH STREET
781-828-5800
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 809 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

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