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Welcome to Canton ...
The pronunciation of Canton: CAN-tuhn<2>
Canton was established in 1805.
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 70,504 people<4> (see below for details).
The community of Canton is 1,080 feet [329 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Canton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Canton: (330) & (234)<6>
The ZIP code for Canton: 44702<7>
Websites for Canton ...
Official Website: www.ci.canton.oh.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.cantonchamber.org/
Junior League: jlcanton.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canton had an population of 70,504 people. This is a decrease of 3.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.75% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Canton had a population of 73,007 people (or 19.44% of the total population of Stark County). This makes Canton the county's most populous community.
The population of Canton represents 0.63% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 73,007 people, the population of Canton decreased 9.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 80,806 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, New York, North Carolina, 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 53 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 we've found for Canton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Canton on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Canton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Canton: www.ci.canton.oh.us/
The official website for Stark County: www.co.stark.oh.us/
The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023