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Canton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Canton had a population of 729 as of July 1, 2017. Canton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canton: Ostrog.

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Canton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 729
Daytime Population: Workers 186
Daytime Population: Residents 361
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 547
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 729
Population in Familes 593
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,453
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $48,344
Average Household Income $62,183
Per Capita Income $24,442


Total Housing Units 336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $99,063
Average Home Value $121,862


Total Households 291
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.35% -0.28%
Households -0.46% -0.35%
Families -0.41% -0.51%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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, 2017 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 # 248 63rd
Population Density # 123 82nd
Diversity Index # 495 26th
Median Household Income # 378 44th
Per Capita Income # 441 34th

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