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Welcome to Canton ...

The city of Canton is located in Lincoln County<1> and is the County Seat for Lincoln County.

The pronunciation of Canton: KAN-tuhn<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 3,560 people<4> (see below for details).

Canton is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Canton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Canton: (605)

The ZIP code for Canton: 57013<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canton had an population of 3,560 people. This is an increase of 16.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Canton had a population of 3,057 people (or 6.82% of the total population of Lincoln County). This makes Canton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Canton represents 0.38% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,057 people, the population of Canton decreased 1.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,110 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Canton.

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, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, 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.

  • Sioux Falls [Minnehaha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux Falls
    • Sioux Falls [Minnehaha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 183,793 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sioux Falls<8>
  • Brandon [Minnehaha County]
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    • Brandon [Minnehaha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandon have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<8>
  • Harrisburg [Lincoln County]
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    • Harrisburg [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,710 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<8>
  • Tea [Lincoln County]
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    • Tea [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Canton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,031 people
    • Former name for Tea:
    • Byron
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tea<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rock Valley [Sioux County]
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      • Rock Valley [Sioux County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Valley<8>
    • Lennox [Lincoln County]
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      • Lennox [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lennox have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lennox<8>
    • Beresford [Union County]
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      • Beresford [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,026 people
      • Former name for Beresford:
      • Paris
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beresford<8>
    • Worthing [Lincoln County]
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      • Worthing [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,007 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worthing<8>
    • Larchwood [Lyon County]
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      • Larchwood [Lyon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larchwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Larchwood<8>
    • Inwood [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inwood
      • Inwood [Lyon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Canton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inwood have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inwood<8>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About Lincoln County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Canton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Canton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Canton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Canton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Canton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Canton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Canton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3035, Longitude: -96.5891    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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