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People

Total Population 3,578
Male Share of the Population 52.7%
Female Share of the Population 47.3%
Senior Citizens 21.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,719
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 43.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,286
% Above Poverty Level 80.9%
% Below Poverty Level 19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 46.2%
Median Gross Rent $828
Median House Value $97,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.1%
Irish 13.7%

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

Canton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NW of Tyler, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Van Zandt
Standard Zip Codes 75103
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.556
Longitude -95.863

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 WILLS POINT
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Station KAUFMAN 3 SE
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 78 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Station ATHENS
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 42 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Edgewood 1,392 $47,102
Fruitvale 582 $50,625
Grand Saline 3,108 $36,375

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

Canton Public Libraries

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Van Zandt County Library
317 1ST MONDAY LN
Canton, Texas
(903) 567-4276

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Canton High Schools

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CANTON H S
1110 W HWY 243
903-567-6561
Serves 514 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

RANCH ACADEMY
3120 VZCR 2318
903-479-3933
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 55 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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