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People

Total Population 4,156
Male Share of the Population 40.8%
Female Share of the Population 59.2%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,826
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 44.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,553
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.2%
Median Gross Rent $598
Median House Value $132,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0.4%
English 15%
Irish 11.2%

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

Canton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles W of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Haywood
Standard Zip Codes 28716
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.532
Longitude -82.837

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 CANTON 1 SW
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 38 to 66 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Station BENT CREEK
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Station CATALOOCHEE
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Asheville 86,789 $59,538
Biltmore Forest 1,474 $165,625
Clyde 1,311 $53,333
Maggie Valley 1,533 $46,458
Waynesville 9,748 $52,239
Weaverville 3,834 $56,406

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

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Canton High Schools

PISGAH HIGH
1 BLACK BEAR LANE
828-646-3440
Serves 960 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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