Canton, NC Demographics

The total population of Canton is estimated to be 4,410 with 2,085 males (47.28%) and 2,325 females (52.72%). There are 240 more females than males in Canton.
The median household income in Canton was $51,491 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 2,785(5.13%) from $54,276 in 2020. This income is 69.02% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Canton sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $61,184. Overall, the median household income for the town of Canton stands at $51,491.
In Canton, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $36,756 for males and $21,067 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $48,904 for males and $34,986 for females.
In Canton, population is primarily represented by White households, reporting a median income of $52,092.
In 2022, the population of Canton was 4,401, a 0.68% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Canton's population was 4,431, an increase of 0.23% compared to a population of 4,421 in 2020.
The median age in Canton, NC is 37.0, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 17.77% were under the age of 15, 17.20% aged 15 to 29, 47.86% aged 30 to 64, 14.91% aged 65 to 84, and 2.26% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Canton population: 92.29% are White, 1.44% are Black or African American, 0.34% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.41% are Asian, 3.68% are some other race and 1.83% are multiracial.