Canton Information

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

General Canton Information

State: North Carolina

County: Haywood County

Close cities: Dana, NC, Leicester, NC, Lake Toxaway, NC, West Canton, NC, Enka, NC, Candler, NC, Highlands, NC, Lake Junaluska, NC, Clyde, NC, Canton, NC, Waynesville, NC

Canton Population (census data)
Total 3,896 (-2.1% since 2000)
Male 1,800 (46.2%)
Female 2,096 (53.8%)

Population Density: 1,020 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 80.3 (US Avg is 100)

Canton Elevation: 2,609 feet above sea level

Land Area: 3.82 square miles

Median Household Income: $31,609

Zip Codes: 28716.

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Canton Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (94.9%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (19.7%)
  • Irish (9.3%)
  • English (8.8%)
  • German (7.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6.7%)
  • Dutch (2.2%)
Foriegn Born: 110 people (2.8%)
  • Latin America (72.0%)
  • Europe (28.0%)

Local Canton Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds
NFL Football: Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons
NBA Basketball: Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks
NHL Hockey: Carolina Hurricanes
NCAA Sports: University of North Carolina, Western Carolina University

Canton School Information

High Schools
Pisgah High (1 Black Bear Lane, Canton, NC, 28716 - Haywood County Schools District)
Middle Schools
Canton Middle (60 Penland Street, Canton, NC, 28716 - Haywood County Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Meadowbrook Elementary (85 Morning Star Road, Canton, NC, 28716 - Haywood County Schools District)
North Canton Elementary (60 Thompson Street, Canton, NC, 28716 - Haywood County Schools District)

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