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Overview

Introduction to Canton, New York

Canton, New York, in St. Lawrence County, is 103 miles N of Utica, New York and 219 miles NE of Buffalo, New York.

Canton History

Canton was officially incorporated in 1845. The first permanent settlers arrived in Canton in 1801. Originally known as New Cairo, the village changed its name to Canton sometime around 1807. The village was modernized in the period between 1887 and 1889, with water works, a complete sewage system, and electrical lighting systems all installed in the area during this period. Canton was named after a Chinese city with the same name. Initially, the economy of the village was based on agriculture.

Canton and nearby Attractions

  • Eel Weir State Park
  • Silas Wright Museum
  • Edwards History Center
  • Boldt Castle
  • New York State Zoo at Thompson Park

Things To Do In Canton

The Edwards History Center and the Frederick Remington Art Museum are some of the local museums. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Partridge Run Golf & Country Club. Eel Weir State Park, located on the Oswegatchie River, offers provisions for recreational activities like fishing, picknicking and camping.

Canton Transportation

Ogdensburg International is the nearest airport.

Canton Higher Education

St. Lawrence University is located in Canton. Other nearby colleges and universities include Clarkson University and Jefferson Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,290
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+4,195
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married29.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.6%
Median Earnings25+$35,264
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,112

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,412
% Above Poverty Level82.1%
% Below Poverty Level17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work18.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$812
Median House Value$117,700

Ancestry

Irish16.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.5%
English10.5%
Italian7.4%
French Except Basque6%
Canadian4.5%
Scottish3.2%
Polish1.8%
Dutch1.3%
African1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Czech0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Arab0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Canton Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Lawrence County
Standard Zip Codes13617
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.59
Approximate Longitude-75.17

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)

StationCANTON 4 SE
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 57 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches
StationOGDENSBURG 4 NE
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp6 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 52 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationMALONE
Distance45.5 miles
Jan Temp4 to 23 F
Apr Temp31 to 49 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 54 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hermon1,020$53,000
Heuvelton603$67,321
Norwood1,694$55,500
Potsdam16,246$73,074
Rensselaer Falls369$52,500
Richville330$63,333

Canton Public Libraries

Canton Free Library
8 PARK STREET
Canton, New York
(315) 386-3712

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Canton Public Schools

F S Banford Elementary School
99 State St
ZIP: 13617
(315) 386-8561
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
H C Williams Senior High School
99 State St
ZIP: 13617
(315) 386-8561
High
Total Enrollment 383
J M Mckenney Middle School
99 State St
ZIP: 13617
(315) 386-8561
Middle
Total Enrollment 407
Saint Lawrence-lewis Boces
40 W Main St
ZIP: 13617
(315) 386-4504
Other
Total Enrollment 263
St Lawrence Correctional Facility
17 Commerce Lane
ZIP: 13617
(315) 379-2430
Other
Total Enrollment 1

Canton Private Schools

Little River Community School
1227 County Route 25
ZIP: 13617
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
St Mary's School
2 Powers St
ZIP: 13617
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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