Canton, MI
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Canton profile

Living in Canton

Canton is a larger medium-sized township located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 98,620 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the ninth largest community in Michigan.

Canton real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Canton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Also of interest is that Canton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Canton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.23% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Canton. 53.58% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Canton in 2018 was $45,745, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,980 for a family of four.

Canton is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. The people who call Canton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Canton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Canton include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Canton's cultural character, accounting for 20.09% of the township’s population.

The most common language spoken in Canton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Polish.