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Canton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Canton had a population of 746 as of July 1, 2018. Canton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canton is located at latitude 38.3859 and longitude -97.43 in McPherson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McPherson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,591 feet.

The City of Canton (GNIS ID: 2393735) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Canton is located within Township of Canton, a minor civil division (MCD) of McPherson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canton: Ostrog.

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Canton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 746
Population in Households 746
Population in Familes 609
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,486
Diversity Index3 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,058
Average Household Income $59,656
Per Capita Income $23,626

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 244 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $108,750
Average Home Value $121,531
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 299
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.03% -0.19%
Households -0.08% -0.2%
Families -0.06% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Canton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canton to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 241 64th
Population Density # 111 84th
Diversity Index # 508 24th
Median Household Income # 448 33rd
Per Capita Income # 469 30th

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