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Welcome to Canton ...
When the people of Canton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cantonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Canton has a population of 12,094 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Canton.
Canton is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Canton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Canton: (601) and (769)<5>
Websites for Canton ...
Official Website: www.cityofcanton.net/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canton had an population of 12,094 people. This is a decrease of 8.3% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.33% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Canton had a population of 13,189 people (which is 13.85% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Canton the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Canton represents 0.44% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 13,189 people, the population of Canton increased 2.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,911 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Canton.
Adding Canton to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Canton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Canton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Canton on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Canton on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Canton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 39 communities that are also named Canton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Canton.
Communities near Canton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Canton.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Canton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Canton.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Canton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Canton.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Canton. Our list includes 31 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Canton.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canton ...
Looking for more information about Canton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Canton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Canton.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Canton: www.cityofcanton.net/
The official website for Madison County: www.madison-co.com/
The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/
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This page was last modified: 02 Mar 2021