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Population (year 2000): 20,775. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,571 (+3.8% change)
Males: 9,805 (47.2%), Females: 10,970 (52.8%)

Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $69,260 (year 2000)
Median house value: $266,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Canton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.6%)
  • Black (2.9%)
  • Chinese (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (33.1%), Italian (17.3%), English (9.9%), German (6.2%), Polish (4.3%), United States (4.0%).

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Elevation: 100 feet

Canton,

For population 25 years and over in Canton

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canton town

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

8.6% Foreign born (4.8% Europe, 2.2% Asia).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (10.0 miles Brockton, pop. 94,304).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (11.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (215.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (3.7 miles Stoughton, MA (4.0 miles Sharon, MA (4.3 miles Norwood, MA (6.1 miles Dedham, MA Randolph, (6.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 54 buildings, average cost: $222,000
  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $198,500
  • 1998: 61 buildings, average cost: $203,100
  • 1999: 63 buildings, average cost: $202,200
  • 2000: 57 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $167,500

Latitude: 42.16 N, Longitude: 71.15 W

Area codes: 781, 339

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.5%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.9%), Manufacturing (10.2%).


 

Crime in Canton by Year

Type 2000 2002 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 4
    per 100,000 0.0 4.8 19.3
Robberies 0 4 4
    per 100,000 0.0 19.3 19.3
Assaults 8 5 27
    per 100,000 38.5 24.1 130.0
Burglaries 37 33 58
    per 100,000 178.1 158.8 279.2
Thefts 147 170 145
    per 100,000 707.6 818.3 698.0
Auto thefts 19 16 27
    per 100,000 91.5 77.0 130.0
55.8 62.5 97.3


Average climate in Canton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Canton,

Canton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Canton city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Main business address for: REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LTD (RUBBER & PLASTICS FOOTWEAR), NETWORK ENGINES INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), TWEETER HOME ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC (RETAIL-RADIO TV & CONSUMER ELECTRONICS STORES), PLYMOUTH RUBBER CO INC (FABRICATED RUBBER PRODUCTS, NEC), CASUAL MALE RETAIL GROUP INC (RETAIL-FAMILY CLOTHING STORES).


Hospital/medical center in Canton:
  • MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL (3 RANDOLPH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Canton:
  • NEW ENGLAND SINIAI HOSP & REHAB CENTER (about 4 miles; STOUGHTON, MA)
  • CARITAS NORWOOD HOSPITAL, INC (about 5 miles; NORWOOD, MA)
  • WESTWOOD PEMBROKE HEALTH SYSTEMS (about 6 miles; WESTWOOD, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Canton:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 17 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 24 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 36 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Canton:
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 3 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)
  • MANSFIELD MUNI (about 12 miles; MANSFIELD, MA; ID: 1B9)
  • NORFOLK (about 16 miles; NORFOLK, MA; ID: 32M)

Amtrak stations near Canton:
  • 4 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Canton:
  • BAY STATE SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 188; Location: 225 TURNPIKE ST; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.ULTRANET.COM/~bssanet)
  • BLUE HILLS REGIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 57; Location: 800 RANDOLPH ST; Public)
  • CANTON SCHOOL OF BARTENDING (Location: 399 NEPONSET ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 5 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,659)
  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 8 miles; EASTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; BROCKTON, MA; FT enrollment: 4,161)
  • BOSTON COLLEGE (about 12 miles; CHESTNUT HILL, MA; FT enrollment: 13,341)
  • QUINCY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; QUINCY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,528)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON (about 13 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 9,248)
  • NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 19,294)
Public high schools in Canton:
  • CANTON HIGH (Students: 829; Location: 900 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BLUE HILLS REG VOC TECH (Students: 809; Location: 800 RANDOLPH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Canton:
  • THE JUDGE ROTENBERG ED CTR INC (Students: 58; Location: 240 TURNPIKE ST.; Grades: 5 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Canton:
  • DEAN S LUCE (Students: 691; Location: 45 INDEPENDENCE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WM H GALVIN MIDDLE (Students: 679; Location: 55 PECUNIT STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LT PETER M HANSEN (Students: 449; Location: 25 PECUNIT STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • JOHN F KENNEDY (Students: 358; Location: 100 DEDHAM STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • MASS HOSPITAL SCHOOL (Location: 3 RANDOLPH STREET; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Canton:
  • ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: 696 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE BLUE HILL MONTESSORI SCHOO (Students: 64; Location: 163 TURNPIKE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Canton:
  • CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $763,421; Location: 786 WASHINGTON ST.; 86,867 books; 2,333 audio materials; 1,871 video materials; 217 serial subscriptions)

Canton compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBET (1460 AM; 5 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: KJI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMKI (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canton:
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUMB-FM (91.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)

TV broadcast stations around Canton:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)

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