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Canton Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Canton Area is 36,616. The Canton Area population density is 41.49 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 222.21 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Canton Area is white, which represent 94.61% of the total population. The average Canton Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 36,616. #713

Population Density, #670

Canton Area
41.49 per square mile
222.21 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:34,641 (94.61%, #121)
Black:915 (2.50%, #523)
Hispanic:950 (2.59%, #656)
Asian:94 (0.26%, #822)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):76 (0.21%, #682)
One Race, Other:100 (0.27%, see rank)
Two or More Races:790 (2.16%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

29,534 (80.66%) out of the total population of 36,616 reported first ancestry.

 Canton Area% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Arab960.26%, see rank0.71%0.56%
Czech1280.35%, see rank0.92%0.47%
Danish960.26%, see rank0.38%0.42%
Dutch1,1763.21%, see rank1.37%1.40%
English4,49312.27%, see rank5.90%8.02%
French1,1013.01%, see rank2.13%3.34%
German9,42625.74%, see rank19.07%15.03%
Greek830.23%, see rank0.76%0.41%
Hungarian190.05%, see rank0.40%0.46%
Irish4,86413.28%, see rank12.00%10.80%
Italian1,1813.23%, see rank6.14%5.52%
Norwegian2850.78%, see rank1.25%1.42%
Polish6701.83%, see rank7.22%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian360.10%, see rank0.97%0.92%
Scotch-Irish3821.04%, see rank0.59%0.99%
Scottish6831.87%, see rank1.16%1.72%
Subsaharan African130.04%, see rank0.64%0.95%
Swedish9082.48%, see rank2.13%1.27%
Swiss1520.42%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian150.04%, see rank0.40%0.31%
American5,11613.97%, see rank5.00%7.12%
Welsh1700.46%, see rank0.37%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 18,996 (51.88%, see rank)
Females: 17,620 (48.12%, see rank)

Canton Area
Male: 51.88%
Female: 48.12%
Male: 49.06%
Female: 50.94%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Canton Area
42.40 years old
37.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Canton Area
40.30 years old
35.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Canton Area
44.80 years old
38.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Canton Area% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Under 5 years1,9035.20%, see rank6.30%6.36%
5 to 9 years2,1005.74%, see rank6.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years2,1635.91%, see rank6.71%6.59%
15 to 19 years2,1025.74%, see rank6.94%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,1655.91%, see rank6.95%7.13%
25 to 34 years4,50512.30%, see rank13.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years4,70012.84%, see rank13.20%12.96%
45 to 54 years5,21514.24%, see rank14.17%14.09%
55 to 64 years5,01013.68%, see rank12.13%12.29%
65 to 74 years3,5229.62%, see rank7.18%7.64%
75 to 84 2,2526.15%, see rank4.10%4.25%
85 years and over9792.67%, see rank1.90%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Canton AreaIllinoisU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population26,183, 100%8,560,555209,056,129
Less Than High School3,266, 12.47%, see rank12.41%13.67%
High School Graduate9,688, 37.00%, see rank27.01%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree9,173, 35.03%, see rank28.70%29.09%
Bachelor Degree2,963, 11.32%, see rank19.72%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,093, 4.17%, see rank12.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.95, see rank13.7213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Canton Area IllinoisU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,07593.40%6.60%71.39%28.61%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)3,43195.02%, see rank4.98%, see rank88.78%11.22%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,89896.89%, see rank3.11%, see rank90.75%9.25%90.60%9.40%
College1,46891.01%, see rank8.99%, see rank73.17%26.83%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School17286.05%, see rank13.95%, see rank48.20%51.80%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Canton AreaIllinoisU.S.
Total Households14,501, 100%4,778,633116,211,092
Average Household Size2.37, see rank2.632.63
1 Person Households4,130, 28.48%, see rank28.68%27.57%
2 or More Person Households10,371, 71.52%, see rank71.32%72.43%
Family Households (Families)9,500, 65.51%, see rank65.52%66.22%
Average Family Size2.97, see rank3.363.32
Married-Couple Family7,398, 51.02%, see rank48.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households5,001, 34.49%, see rank34.48%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Canton Area%IllinoisU.S.
15 Years and Over Total30,450see rank10,347,484252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over15,857100%, see rank5,027,649123,281,364
Never Married5,13332.37%, see rank37.51%35.77%
Married8,06550.86%, see rank51.36%52.04%
Widowed3182.01%, see rank2.51%2.57%
Divorced2,34114.76%, see rank8.63%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over14,593100%, see rank5,319,835129,692,771
Never Married3,05920.96%, see rank31.52%29.48%
Married7,69652.74%, see rank48.23%49.19%
Widowed1,72711.83%, see rank9.25%9.16%
Divorced2,11114.47%, see rank10.99%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Canton Area%IllinoisU.S.
Native35,92898.12%, see rank86.11%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence31,18485.16%, see rank67.04%58.73%
Born in Different State4,66712.75%, see rank18.03%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
770.21%, see rank1.05%1.42%
Foreign Born6881.88%, see rank13.89%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship2630.72%, see rank6.52%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship4251.16%, see rank7.37%7.09%
Born In Europe2050.56%, see rank2.94%1.53%
Born In Asia730.20%, see rank3.90%3.82%
Born In Africa30.01%, see rank0.41%0.55%
Born In Oceania180.05%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America3470.95%, see rank6.47%6.83%
Born In Northern America420.11%, see rank0.14%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Canton Area%IllinoisU.S.
English14,05796.94%, see rank78.40%79.39%
Spanish2251.55%, see rank11.07%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1661.14%, see rank6.60%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages220.15%, see rank2.95%3.36%
Other310.21%, see rank0.98%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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