Canton, Connecticut Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The population of Canton City has increased considerably since the 1860s. The railroads and other infrastructure helped the city become a major center for manufacturing. The city was known as the "Sweet Corn Capital" from 1925 to 1970. After that, the city's industry began to diversify into services such as retail, finance, healthcare, and education. Today, the city has about 5,300 residents.

In 2010, 68 percent of the households in Canton were family households, with an average size of 3.14 people. This population is attracting families with children. The ethnic groups primarily represented in Canton are Hispanic, Asian, and Latino. Regardless of ethnicity, however, the city's housing needs are being met. Listed housing is the best way to help those in need.

The area was named after William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States. McKinley served in the Civil War, earning three medals of honor. He completed his law studies in Canton, where he met and fell in love with Ida Saxton, a bank teller. The two married in 1871 and had three children. The McKinley National Memorial and Presidential Library are located in Canton.

The growth of Canton was fueled by the construction of Interstate 275 and cross-district busing. The city also developed a large, residential area in the east, known as Canton Junction. This neighborhood is home to the city's wealthiest neighborhoods, and its low vacancy rates make it a desirable place to live for artists. Despite the rapid growth, the city continues to attract new residents and businesses.