Canton is located in west North Carolina. Canton is part of Haywood County. Canton has 3.77 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Canton population is 4,160, which has grown 3.25% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Canton median household income is $35,825 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 24.50% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 19.16% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Canton median house value is $131,900 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 75.17% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 41.83% and is much higher 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 better than the state average in quality. The Canton area code is 828.