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Canton, Ohio

Canton is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 80,806. It is the county seat of Stark County6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Famous People from Canton
4 Sports


Canton is located at 40°48'18" North, 81°22'33" West (40.804958, -81.375792)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 53.3 km² (20.6 mi²). 53.2 km² (20.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.05% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 80,806 people, 32,489 households, and 19,785 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,518.2/km² (3,933.0/mi²). There are 35,502 housing units at an average density of 667.0/km² (1,728.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 74.45% White, 21.04% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. 1.24% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 32,489 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% are married couples living together, 19.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% are non-families. 33.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.04.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $28,730, and the median income for a family is $35,680. Males have a median income of $30,628 versus $21,581 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,544. 19.2% of the population and 15.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 27.4% are under the age of 18 and 11.3% are 65 or older.

Famous People from Canton


The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton. The American Professional Football Association the forerunner of the NFL was founded in Canton on September 17, 1920.

Canton is home of the Canton Coyotes, a minor league baseball team.