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Overview

Introduction to Canton, Ohio

Canton is situated in the northeastern portion of Ohio in Starck County. Nimishillen Creek and its branches run through the town. The city was established in 1805. After the downfall of heavy manufacturing in the area, service industries such as retailing, healthcare, financial and education have become significant factors in the local economy. Canton is home to the noteworthy Pro Football Hall of Fame.

History

In 1769 a surveyor named Bezaleel Wells purchased the land that is now Canton and subdivided the property and sold the lots in 1805. During the Civil War, Canton became a prominent area for agriculture and industry. Steel production was thriving after the Civil War ended. Another economic spurt began in the 1880s due to manufacturing companies flourishing in the city, especially companies producing machinery. Agricultural equipment was being sold to businesses all over the world.

Watch making companies in Canton were quite prosperous during the 1880s. During the twentieth century iron and steel companies continued to thrive. Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Company has been a major employer in the city since the early 1900s, however it was sold and shut down in Canton in 2007. After World War II ended, the significance of the local manufacturing companies in the country's economy was significantly decreased.

Transportation

The city is served by the Akron-Canton Regional Airport. Public transportation is offered by SARTA.

Attractions

  • The Canton Museum of Art showcases 19th and 20th Century American artists.
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame displays a vast amount of professional football memorabilia.
  • Canton Classic Car Museum
  • Canton Memorial Civic Center hosts a variety of events.
  • Cultural Center for the Arts
  • Canton Museum of Art
  • National First Lady's Library was a Victorian style home of the First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley. It's currently a center which focuses on the numerous contributions of the presidents' wives as well as other women who had prominent roles in the politics of the country.
  • Wm. McKinley Presidential Library and Memorial

Activities

  • Canton Palace Theatre
  • Canton Symphony Orchestra
  • Center Ice Skating Arena contains a NHL size rink
  • Italian American Festival
  • Stark County Fair
  • The Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival is recognized as the biggest event in the city.
  • The popular Timken Grand Parade
  • Nearby Amish Country in Holmes County
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park, situated near Canton features several historic buildings and the Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad travels through the park.
  • Nearby Zoar Village State Memorial is a historic village and popular with tourists.

Higher Education

Canton is home to Malone College. Walsh University, Stark State College and a campus of Kent State University are in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population72,163
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+29,252
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married32.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.6%
Median Earnings25+$25,060
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,815
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,877

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,407
% Above Poverty Level68.2%
% Below Poverty Level31.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$606
Median House Value$71,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.5%
Irish12.6%
Italian8.8%
English5.4%
French Except Basque2.2%
African1.9%
Polish1.9%
Hungarian1.6%
Greek1.5%
Scottish1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Slovak1.1%
Welsh1%
Arab0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
US/American0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Canton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Stark County
Standard Zip Codes44702, 44703, 44704, 44705, 44706, 44708, 44710, 44714, 44709, 44721, 44707, 44718, 44720, 44730
P.O. Box Zip Codes44701, 44711, 44735
Company Zip Codes44750, 44767, 44799
Phone Area Codes234, 330
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.81
Approximate Longitude-81.37

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)

StationAKRON CANTON AP
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches
StationAKRON
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationMILLPORT 2 NW
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Canton1,506$56,681
Louisville9,318$64,125
Massillon32,268$54,066
Navarre1,853$58,611
North Canton17,422$70,798

Canton Public Libraries

Stark County District Library
715 MARKET AVE NORTH
Canton, Ohio
(330) 452-0665

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Canton Hospitals

Select Specialty Hospital-northeast Ohio, Inc
1320 Mercy Drive, 6th Floor
(330) 489-8198
Mercy Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1320 Mercy Drive Nw
(330) 489-1008
Aultman Hospital
(Non-profit)
2600 Sixth Street Sw
(330) 452-9911
Acute Care Specialty Hospital - Aultman
2000 Sixth Street
(330) 363-4000

Canton Public Schools

Believe To Achieve-canton
101 Cleveland Ave Nw
ZIP: 44702
(877) 644-6338
Canton College Preparatory School
101 Cleveland Avenue
ZIP: 44702
(330) 455-0498
Primary
Total Enrollment 194
Life Skills Center Of Canton
1100 Cleveland Ave Nw
ZIP: 44702
(330) 456-4490
High
Total Enrollment 133
Timken High School
521 Tuscarawas St W
ZIP: 44702
(330) 438-2602
High
Total Enrollment 1168
Barbara F Schreiber Elementary School
1503 Woodland Ave Nw
ZIP: 44703
(330) 452-1672
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Canton Arts Academy @ Summit
1100 10th St Nw
ZIP: 44703
(330) 452-6537
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Belden Elementary School
2115 Georgetown Rd Ne
ZIP: 44704
(330) 453-6902
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Canton Harbor High School
1731 Grace Ave Ne
ZIP: 44705
(330) 452-8414
High
Total Enrollment 88
Crenshaw Middle School
2525 19th St Ne
ZIP: 44705
(330) 454-7717
Middle
Total Enrollment 384
Fairmount Elementary School
2701 Coventry Blvd Ne
ZIP: 44705
(330) 456-3167
Primary
Total Enrollment 97
Gibbs Elementary School
1320 Gibbs Ave Ne
ZIP: 44705
(330) 456-1521
Primary
Total Enrollment 219
Imagine On Superior
1500 Superior Ave Ne
ZIP: 44705
(330) 451-2050
Primary
Total Enrollment 140
Ransom H Barr Elementary School
2000 47th St Ne
ZIP: 44705
(330) 491-3730
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Youtz Elementary School
1901 Midway Ave Ne
ZIP: 44705
(330) 452-7601
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Dueber Elementary School
815 Dueber Ave Sw
ZIP: 44706
(330) 580-3517
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Faircrest Memorial Middle School
616 Faircrest St Sw
ZIP: 44706
(330) 484-8015
Middle
Total Enrollment 626
Garfield Academy
1379 Garfield Ave Sw
ZIP: 44706
(330) 454-3128
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Mcgregor Elementary School
2339 17th St Sw
ZIP: 44706
(330) 452-7069
Primary
Total Enrollment 258
T C Knapp Elementary School
5151 Oakcliff St Sw
ZIP: 44706
(330) 478-6174
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Allen Elementary School
1326 Sherrick Rd Se
ZIP: 44707
(330) 453-2782
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Canton City Digital Academy
401 14th St Se
ZIP: 44707
(330) 438-2500
High
Total Enrollment 123
Canton Local Digital Academy
4526 Ridge Ave Se
ZIP: 44707
(330) 484-8010
Canton South High School
600 Faircrest St Se
ZIP: 44707
(330) 484-8000
High
Total Enrollment 821
Choices Alternative School
401 14th St Se
ZIP: 44707
(330) 451-3300
High
Total Enrollment 116
Five R's Academy
4526 Ridge Ave Se
ZIP: 44707
(330) 484-8010
Hartford Middle School
1824 3rd St Se
ZIP: 44707
(330) 453-6012
Middle
Total Enrollment 371
Summit Academy Community School For Alternative Learn-canton
1620 Market Ave S
ZIP: 44707
(330) 458-0393
Primary
Total Enrollment 149
Walker Elementary School
3525 Sandy Ave Se
ZIP: 44707
(330) 484-8020
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Avondale Elementary School
3933 Eaton Rd Nw
ZIP: 44708
(330) 491-3720
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Clarendon Elementary School
412 Clarendon Ave Nw
ZIP: 44708
(330) 453-7681
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Harter Elementary School
317 Raff Rd Nw
ZIP: 44708
(330) 456-1001
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Lehman Middle School
1400 Broad Ave Nw
ZIP: 44708
(330) 456-1963
Middle
Total Enrollment 642
Mckinley High School
2323 17th St Nw
ZIP: 44708
(330) 438-2712
High
Total Enrollment 1356
Whipple Heights Elementary School
4800 12th St Nw
ZIP: 44708
(330) 478-6177
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Frazer Elementary School
3900 Frazer Ave Nw
ZIP: 44709
(330) 491-3740
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Glenwood Intermediate School
1015 44th St Nw
ZIP: 44709
(330) 491-3780
Middle
Total Enrollment 896
Mason Elementary School
316 30th St Nw
ZIP: 44709
(330) 588-2156
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Summit Academy Secondary - Canton
2400 Cleveland Ave Nw
ZIP: 44709
(877) 644-6338
High
Total Enrollment 88
Worley Elementary School
1340 23rd St Nw
ZIP: 44709
(330) 452-5748
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Canton City Early College Academy
2800 13th St Sw
ZIP: 44710
(330) 438-2500
Middle
Total Enrollment 424
Cedar Elementary School
2823 9th St Sw
ZIP: 44710
(330) 580-3165
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Belle Stone Elementary School
2100 Rowland Ave Ne
ZIP: 44714
(330) 452-6521
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Lake Cable Elementary School
5335 Villa Padova Dr Nw
ZIP: 44718
(330) 834-4673
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Robert A. Taft Elementary School
3829 Guilford Ave Nw
ZIP: 44718
(330) 491-3760
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Charles L Warstler Elementary School
2500 Schneider St Ne
ZIP: 44721
(330) 491-3770
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Glenoak High School
1801 Schneider St Ne
ZIP: 44721
(330) 491-3800
High
Total Enrollment 1951
Middlebranch Elementary School
7500 Middlebranch Ave Ne
ZIP: 44721
(330) 491-3750
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Oakwood Middle School
2300 Schneider St Ne
ZIP: 44721
(330) 491-3790
Middle
Total Enrollment 921
Portage Collab Montessori Middle School
1000 55th St Ne
ZIP: 44721
(330) 966-1912
Primary
Total Enrollment 210

Canton Private Schools

Canton Montessori School
125 15th St Nw
ZIP: 44703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Central Catholic High School
4824 Tuscarawas St W
ZIP: 44708
Secondary
Total Enrollment 411
St Joseph School
126 Columbus Ave Nw
ZIP: 44708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
Weaver Cdc At Malone University
2600 Cleveland Ave Nw
ZIP: 44709
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
St Joan Of Arc School
120 Bordner Ave Sw
ZIP: 44710
Elementary
Total Enrollment 281
Canton Country Day School
3000 Demington Ave Nw
ZIP: 44718
Elementary
Total Enrollment 148
Small World Montessori
3909 Blackburn Rd Nw
ZIP: 44718
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
St Michael Elementary School
3431 Saint Michael Blvd Nw
ZIP: 44718
Elementary
Total Enrollment 340
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