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Welcome to Canton ...
The village of Canton is located in the Adirondacks.
Canton is located in Saint Lawrence County<1> and is the County Seat for Saint Lawrence County.
The location of Canton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
When the people of Canton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cantonian<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Canton has a population of 6,508 people<4> (see below for details).
The community of Canton is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Canton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Canton is located in the (315) area code.
We don't have a date for the establishment of Canton.
Websites for Canton ...
Official Website: www.village.canton.ny.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canton had an population of 6,508 people. This is an increase of 3.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.64% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Canton had a population of 6,314 people (which is 5.64% of the total population of Saint Lawrence County). This makes Canton the county's 8th most populous community.
The population of Canton represents 0.03% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 393rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 6,314 people, the population of Canton increased 7.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,882 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Canton.
Communities Also Named Canton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, 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 11 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.
Adding Canton to Our Gazetteer ...
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Canton was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Canton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Canton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Canton: www.village.canton.ny.us/
The official website for Saint Lawrence County: www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/
The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 May 2023