Canton, OH

71,329 Population
25.5 square miles 2,796.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.6%
was 0.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in OH
Population Density
2,796.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.9%
was 53.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
2.9%
was 3.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in OH
Percent Under 18
23.9%
was 26.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in OH
Percent 65 and Over
14.6%
was 13.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in OH

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.7
was 6.1
Ranked 28th Lowest in OH
Percent Living in Poverty
31.5%
was 31.6%
Ranked 7th Lowest in OH
Median Household Income
$30,444
was $30,601
Ranked 7th Highest in OH
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.7
45.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
9.7
was 15.2
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,128.8
was 927.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,336.2
was 5,858.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
35,072
was 33,876
Ranked 8th Highest in OH
Median Rent
$630
was $583
Ranked 8th Highest in OH
Total Building Permits
11
was 22
 
Occupied Housing Units
29,592
was 29,822
 
Homeownership Rate
49.5%
was 46.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in OH
Single Family Building Permits
11
was 22
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,358.9
was 1,328.0
Ranked 7th Highest in OH
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.8%
was 20.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in OH
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
Ranked 4th Highest in OH
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.3
was 0.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.2
was 0.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.9%
was 98.2%
Ranked 3rd Highest in OH
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.6%
Ranked 10th Highest in OH
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 98.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in OH

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
84.1%
was 85.3%
Ranked 6th Highest in OH
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
15.0%
was 14.4%
Ranked 8th Highest in OH

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