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Canton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Canton had a population of 1,972 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Canton is located at latitude 41.6571 and longitude -76.8527 in Bradford County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Canton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bradford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,224 feet.

The Borough of Canton (GNIS ID: 1214951) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Canton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,972
Daytime Population: Workers 751
Daytime Population: Residents 1,209
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,960
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 1,968
Population in Familes 1,469
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,716
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $36,510
Average Household Income $46,793
Per Capita Income $20,073


Total Housing Units 929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 394 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 451 (48.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $99,371
Average Home Value $137,563


Total Households 845
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 486
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.03% -0.33%
Households -0.15% -0.38%
Families -0.34% -0.5%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Canton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canton to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 646 63rd
Population Density # 781 56th
Diversity Index # 993 44th
Median Household Income # 1590 10th
Per Capita Income # 1604 9th

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