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People

Total Population 1,984
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 789
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 41.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,750
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.4%
Median Gross Rent $534
Median House Value $111,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.3%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 11.4%

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

Canton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles W of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 134 miles SE of Buffalo, New York
County Bradford
Standard Zip Codes 17724
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.656
Longitude -76.853

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 CANTON
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Station WELLSBORO 4 SW
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station WILLIAMSPORT LYCOMING AP
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Canton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beech Flats (17724)

Cedar Ledge (17724)

East Canton (17724)

Gleason (17724)

Leroy (17724)

Union Center (17724)

Ward (17724)

West Leroy (17724)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alba 118 $34,688
Blossburg 1,568 $54,306
Burlington 178 $53,250
Liberty 200 $57,500

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

Canton Public Libraries

Library
Green Free Library
14 NORTH CENTER ST
Canton, Pennsylvania
(570) 673-5744

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Canton High Schools

CANTON JSHS
570-673-5134
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 611 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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