Canton Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Canton, MS

General Canton Information

State: Mississippi

County: Madison County

Close cities: Madison, MS, Sharon, MS, Flora, MS, Camden, MS, Lena, MS, Jackson, MS, Vaughan, MS, Sandhill, MS, Pickens, MS, Tougaloo, MS, Ridgeland, MS

Canton Population (census data)
Total 12,519 (-2.7% since 2000)
Male 5,779 (46.2%)
Female 6,740 (53.8%)

Population Density: 673 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 78.4 (US Avg is 100)

Canton Elevation: 250 feet above sea level

Land Area: 18.6 square miles

Median Household Income: $31,397

Zip Codes: 39046.

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Canton Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • Black (80.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (18.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (3.3%)
  • English (3.0%)
  • Irish (2.8%)
  • German (1.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.4%)

Canton School Information

High Schools
Canton Public High School (634 Finney Road, Canton, MS, 39046 - Canton Public School District District)
Middle Schools
Madison Crossing Middle School (300 Yandell Road, Canton, MS, 39046 - Madison County School District District)
Nichols Middle School (529 North Mace Street, Canton, MS, 39046 - Canton Public School District District)
Northeast Madison Middle School (820 Sulphur Springs Road, Canton, MS, 39046 - Madison County School District District)
Elementary Schools
Camden Elementary (4784 Highway 43 North, Canton, MS, 39046 - Madison County School District District)
Canton Elementary School (740 East Academy Street, Canton, MS, 39046 - Canton Public School District District)
Madison Crossing Elementary School (300 Yandell Road, Canton, MS, 39046 - Madison County School District District)
McNeal Elementary School (364 Martin Luther King Drive, Canton, MS, 39046 - Canton Public School District District)
Other/Private Schools
Canton School for Arts/Science (357 Old Yazoo City Road, Canton, MS, 39046 - Canton Public School District District)
Luther Branson School (3903 Highway 16 E, Canton, MS, 39046 - Madison County School District District)

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