Canton is located close to the center of Illinois. Canton is part of Fulton County. Canton has 7.90 square miles of land area and 0.16 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Canton population is 14,650, which has shrunk 4.17% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 3.62% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Canton median household income is $40,206 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 29.65% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 22.70% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Canton median house value is $82,000 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 33.33% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 34.33% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Canton is close to the state average in quality. The Canton area code is 309.