Canton, Oklahoma

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Canton, Oklahoma

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Canton Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Canton Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 13% Canton Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Canton, Oklahoma

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Well-Paid Single Women 4 8
Well-Paid Single Men 3 7
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
Median Family Income 3 7
People Above Poverty 3 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 4 5
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Canton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles NW of Edmond, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles NW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Blaine
Standard Zip Codes 73724
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.053
Longitude -98.588

Canton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CANTON
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 45 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 28.9 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
Station TALOGA
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
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Canton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 618 100%
Male 284 46%
Female 334 54%
Under 18 166 26.9%
18+ 452 73.1%
65+ 120 19.4%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 3.02
White 517 83.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 66 10.7%
Other 21 3.4%
Mixed Race 14 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 28 4.5%

Estimated Canton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 602
Growth -16
Growth % -2.6%

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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.2%
German 25.4%
Irish 14.9%
US/American 13.5%
English 4.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
European 1.6%
Norwegian 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
Italian 0.9%
Dutch West Indian 0.7%
Scottish 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Canton 618 $35,750
Fairview 2,733 $37,107
Hitchcock 141 $36,250
Longdale 310 $22,500
Seiling 875 $28,333
Taloga 372 $38,750
Watonga 4,658 $31,391
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Canton High Schools (2004)

300 E MAIN
Serves 133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.7

Canton Colleges

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