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Overview

Introduction to Canton, Connecticut

Canton, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 8 miles NW of West Hartford, Connecticut (center to center) and 93 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is located in the Hartford metropolitan area.

Canton History

The town of Canton was officially incorporated in 1806. The Farmington River has played a pivotal role in Canton's development. The town, which includes the villages of North Canton, Canton Center, Canton, and Collinsville, was named after the province in China. It was in the Collin's axe factory in Collinsville where Elisha Root invented die casting.

Canton and nearby Attractions

  • Roaring Brook Nature Center
  • Canton Historical Museum
  • Black Rock State Park
  • Buttolph - Williams House
  • Dinosaur State Park

Things To Do In Canton

The town of Canton provides visitors with many recreational opportunities. Tourists can visit the Mills Pond Recreation Area, Roaring Brook Nature Center, and Dinosaur State Park. Visitors may also enjoy the ancient Buttolph - Williams House. The Canton Historical Museum houses a 19th century general store, a post office, barber shops, and a printing press. Canton celebrates local festivals like Cherry Brook Grange Fair.

Canton Transportation

Flights are available from Bradley International Airport.

Canton Higher Education

One can pursue higher education from the University of Hartford, Manchester Community College, and Central Connecticut State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,319
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+5,339
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married63.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.6%
Median Earnings25+$51,801
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,481
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,504

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,117
% Above Poverty Level97.1%
% Below Poverty Level2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,115
Median House Value$297,400

Ancestry

Irish20.5%
Italian18.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.8%
English13.5%
Polish9.1%
French Except Basque6.6%
Canadian5.7%
Swedish3.7%
Scottish2.9%
Greek2.2%
Slovak1%
Hungarian0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
US/American0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Guyanese0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
German0.1%
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Canton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6019
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.86
Approximate Longitude-72.9

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)

StationBURLINGTON
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.2 inches
StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Canton Public Libraries

Canton Public Library
40 DYER AVENUE
Canton, Connecticut
(860) 693-5800

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Canton Public Schools

Canton Academy
76 Simonds Avenue
ZIP: 6019
High
Total Enrollment 3
Canton High School
76 Simonds Avenue
ZIP: 6019
High
Total Enrollment 485
Canton Intermediate School
39 Dyer Avenue
ZIP: 6019
Middle
Total Enrollment 410
Canton Middle School
76 Simonds Avenue
ZIP: 6019
Middle
Total Enrollment 272
Cherry Brook Primary School
4 Barbourtown Road
ZIP: 6019
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
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