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Population (year 2000): 12,911. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,507 (-3.1% change)
Males: 5,960 (46.2%), Females: 6,951 (53.8%)

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Median resident age: 29.9 years
Median household income: $24,237 (year 2000)
Median house value: $53,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Canton:

  • Black (80.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (18.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (3.3%), English (3.0%), Irish (2.8%), German (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

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Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 18.6 square miles

Canton,

For population 25 years and over in Canton

  • High school or higher: 55.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canton city

  • Never married: 45.4%
  • Now married: 29.9%
  • Separated: 6.4%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +263 (+2.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Jackson, (23.4 miles pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (167.3 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (417.2 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: MS Madison, (11.9 miles MS (14.8 miles Ridgeland, MS (19.5 miles Pickens, MS Flora, (19.8 miles MS (21.2 miles Flowood, MS Brandon, (23.1 miles MS (23.2 miles Bentonia, MS Jackson, (23.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 15 buildings, average cost: $61,700
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $21,700
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $127,700

Latitude: 32.61 N, Longitude: 90.03 W

Area code: 601


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.6%), Manufacturing (21.1%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,101 (+8.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,753 (44.9%)

Crime in Canton (2004):
  • 2 murders (15.4 per 100,000)
  • 7 rapes (54.0 per 100,000)
  • 20 robberies (154.4 per 100,000)
  • 55 assaults (424.6 per 100,000)
  • 150 burglaries (1158.0 per 100,000)
  • 174 thefts (1343.3 per 100,000)
  • 3 auto thefts (23.2 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 305.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Canton, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Canton,

Canton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 191% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Canton city center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused $12 million in damages.

On 3/29/1976, a category 4 tornado 13.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 177 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Hilton Tompkins - College basketball player (Jackson State Tigers), Rod Smith - College basketball player (Jackson State Tigers).


Hospital/medical center in Canton:
  • MADISON COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (HWY 16 E BOX 281)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Canton:
  • MISSISSIPPI METHODIST REHAB CTR (about 22 miles; JACKSON, MS)
  • ST DOMINIC JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; JACKSON, MS)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MED CENTER (about 22 miles; JACKSON, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Canton:
  • JACKSON INTERNATIONAL (about 22 miles; JACKSON, MS; ID: JAN)
  • MID DELTA RGNL (about 89 miles; GREENVILLE, MS; ID: GLH)
  • KEY FIELD (about 91 miles; MERIDIAN, MS; ID: MEI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Canton:
  • BRUCE CAMPBELL FIELD (about 14 miles; MADISON, MS; ID: MBO)
  • HAWKINS FIELD (about 24 miles; JACKSON, MS; ID: HKS)
  • JOHN BELL WILLIAMS (about 34 miles; RAYMOND, MS; ID: M16)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canton:
  • HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; GOODMAN, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,485)
  • JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; JACKSON, MS; FT enrollment: 5,955)
  • MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE (about 33 miles; CLINTON, MS; FT enrollment: 2,904)
  • HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; RAYMOND, MS; FT enrollment: 10,057)
  • MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; ITTA BENA, MS; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; MOORHEAD, MS; FT enrollment: 2,486)
  • DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 89 miles; CLEVELAND, MS; FT enrollment: 3,288)
Public high schools in Canton:
  • CANTON PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 901; Location: 634 FINNEY ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MADISON CO VOC COMPLEX (Location: 1633 W PEACE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CANTON CAREER CENTER (Location: 487 NORTH UNION EXTENSION; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Canton:
  • CANTON ACADEMY (Students: 351; Location: 1 NANCY DR. P.O. BOX 116; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Canton:
  • NICHOLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,141; Location: 529 NORTH MACE STREET; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • CANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 821; Location: 740 EAST ACADEMY STREET; Grades: 02 - 04)
  • MC NEAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 530; Location: 364 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE; Grades: KG - 01)
  • LUTHER BRANSON SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 3903 HIGHWAY 16 E; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NORTHEAST MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 820 SULPHUR SPRINGS ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CANTON EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CENTER (Location: 434 SOUTH TROLIO STREET; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • MADISON CO. ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 1633 WEST PEACE STREET; Grades: 01 - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Canton:
  • HOLY CHILD JESUS SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 315 GARRETT STREET PO BOX 93; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Canton:
  • MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,200,354; Location: 102 PRIESTLEY STREET; 153,685 books; 3,573 audio materials; 4,984 video materials; 143 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Canton include: Buckhorn Church (A), Mount Able Church (B).

Cemeteries: Mount Able Cemetery (1), Canton Cemetery (2).

Creeks: Camp Creek (A), Little Bear Creek (B), Walnut Creek (C).

Park in Canton: Red Bud Park (1).


Canton compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Canton:
  • WMGO (1370 AM; 1 kW; CANTON, MS; Owner: WMGO BROADCASTING CORP., INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJDX (620 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIIN (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RIDGELAND, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WONG (1150 AM; 1 kW; CANTON, MS; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WSLI (930 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: SPORTSRAD, INC.)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOAD (1300 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WTWZ (1120 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLINTON, MS; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WZRX (1590 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canton:
  • WYJS (105.9 FM; PICKENS, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WDBT (95.5 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMSI-FM (102.9 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTZ-FM (106.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTYX (94.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WJMI (99.7 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WMPN-FM (91.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKXI-FM (107.5 FM; MAGEE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WUSJ (96.3 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYOY (101.7 FM; GLUCKSTADT, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC)
  • WJKK (98.7 FM; VICKSBURG, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WQJQ (105.1 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYAB (93.1 FM; YAZOO CITY, MS; Owner: SSR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZKR (103.3 FM; DECATUR, MS; Owner: PONYTAIL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRXW (93.9 FM; PEARL, MS; Owner: BACKYARD BROADCASTING MISSISSIPPI, LLC)
  • WFMN (97.3 FM; FLORA, MS; Owner: WFMN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMPR (90.1 FM; JACKSON, MS; Owner: J.C. MAXWELL BROADCASTING GROUP, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Canton:
  • WLBT (Channel 3; JACKSON, MS; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • WJTV (Channel 12; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W46CW (Channel 46; JACKSON/BRANDON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WDBD (Channel 40; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WDBD LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMPN-TV (Channel 29; JACKSON, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WJKO-LP (Channel 64; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WBMS-CA (Channel 10; JACKSON, MS; Owner: GENE A. BLAILOCK)
  • WJMF-LP (Channel 53; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJXF-LP (Channel 49; JACKSON, MS; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAPT (Channel 16; JACKSON, MS; Owner: WAPT HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WBXK-CA (Channel 8; JACKSON, ETC., MS; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

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