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Overview

Introduction to Canton, Georgia

Located in Cherokee county, Canton, Georgia, is 16 miles NW of Roswell, Georgia (center to center) and 34 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Canton History

The area now known as Canton was originally named Etowah. After the completion of its court house, it was briefly renamed Cherokee. Soon after, the local businessmen ventured into silk production; they changed the name of the area to Canton, inspired by the Chinese city of the same name which was then a major producer of silk in the world. The silk production in the community ended up failing, but the name of the area stayed as Canton. In the year 1833, it was officially designated as the county seat of Cherokee county.

Canton and nearby Attractions

  • Marietta Museum of History
  • Red Top Mountain State Park
  • Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
  • Sweetwater Creek State Park
  • Roselawn Museum

Things To Do In Canton

Museums such as the William Weinman Mineral Museum, Southeastern Railway Museum, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Roselawn Museum, and Marietta Museum of History are located in the city. The city is also home to The Children's Park and Family Refuge, Lake Altoona Beach, and Tanglewood Farm. There are a number of golf courses in the community such as the Woodmont Golf Club, Canterbury Golf Club, and White Columns Golf Club. Churches in the city include the First Methodist Episcopal Church South, Saint Paul Cemetery, and Zion Baptist Church. Riverfest is an annual event that is celebrated by the city in the month of September.

Canton Transportation

The closest airport to the city is The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Canton Higher Education

Higher education is available at Clark Atlanta University, Kennesaw State University, and Southern Polytechnic State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,022
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens10.7%
Employed Population 16+11,502
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,664
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,551
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,714

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,074
% Above Poverty Level80.8%
% Below Poverty Level19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.1%
Median Gross Rent$880
Median House Value$174,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.9%
Irish11.7%
English8.4%
German6.8%
Italian3.4%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.1%
Polish1.5%
Ukrainian1.5%
Norwegian1%
West Indian0.8%
Dutch0.6%
African0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Arab0.5%
Russian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Slovak0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Greek0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Canton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cherokee County
Standard Zip Codes30114, 30115
P.O. Box Zip Codes30169
Phone Area Codes678, 770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.14
Approximate Longitude-84.3

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)

StationALLATOONA DAM 2
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 71 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationJASPER 1 NNW
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp29 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip60.7 inches
StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Acworth21,824$64,557
Ball Ground1,831$72,738
Holly Springs10,351$91,483
Waleska675$46,000
White680$45,536
Woodstock27,964$82,470

Canton Public Libraries

Sequoyah Regional Library System
116 BROWN INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY
Canton, Georgia
(770) 479-3090

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Canton Hospitals

Northside Hospital - Cherokee
(Non-profit)
201 Hospital Road

Canton Public Schools

Canton Elementary
712 Marietta Hwy
ZIP: 30114
(770) 720-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 794
Cherokee Charter Academy
2126 Sixes Rd
ZIP: 30114
(678) 385-7322
Primary
Total Enrollment 917
Cherokee High School
930 Marietta Hwy
ZIP: 30114
(770) 479-4112
High
Total Enrollment 2378
Clayton Elementary School
221 Upper Burris Rd
ZIP: 30114
(770) 479-2550
Primary
Total Enrollment 225
Freedom Middle School
10550 Bells Ferry Rd
ZIP: 30114
(770) 345-4100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1119
J. Knox Elementary
151 River Bend Way
ZIP: 30114
(770) 345-4307
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Liberty Elementary School
10500 Bells Ferry Rd
ZIP: 30114
(770) 345-6411
Primary
Total Enrollment 1274
Sixes Elementary School
20 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 30114
(770) 345-3070
Primary
Total Enrollment 792
Teasley Middle School
151 Hickory Log Drive
ZIP: 30114
(770) 721-5420
Middle
Total Enrollment 1423
William G. Hasty- Sr. Elementary School
205 Brown Industrial Pkwy
ZIP: 30114
(770) 479-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 894
Avery Elementary School
6391 E Cherokee Dr
ZIP: 30115
(770) 479-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 1052
Creekland Middle School
1555 Owens Store Rd
ZIP: 30115
(770) 479-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1399
Creekview High School
1550 Owens Store Rd
ZIP: 30115
(770) 720-7600
High
Total Enrollment 1828
Free Home Elementary School
12525 Cumming Hwy
ZIP: 30115
(770) 887-5738
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Hickory Flat Elementary School
2755 E Cherokee Dr
ZIP: 30115
(770) 345-6841
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Holly Springs Elementary School
1965 Hickory Rd
ZIP: 30115
(770) 345-5035
Primary
Total Enrollment 962
Indian Knoll Elementary
3635 Univeter Rd
ZIP: 30115
(770) 721-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 1113
Macedonia Elementary School
10370 E Cherokee Dr
ZIP: 30115
(770) 479-3429
Primary
Total Enrollment 784
Rusk Middle School
4695 Hickory Rd
ZIP: 30115
(770) 345-2832
Middle
Total Enrollment 901
Sequoyah High School
4485 Hickory Rd
ZIP: 30115
(770) 345-1474
High
Total Enrollment 1715

Canton Private Schools

Community Christian School
152 Rolling Hills Ave
ZIP: 30114
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
Crossroads Christian Academy
2861 Ball Ground Hwy
ZIP: 30114
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
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