Canton, NY

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2022 Population
7,245
3.59% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
22.4
1.82% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.6%
7.39% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,639
3.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$191,800
9.16% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,596
5.19% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Canton, NY had a population of 7.25k people with a median age of 22.4 and a median household income of $57,639. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Canton, NY grew from 6,994 to 7,245, a 3.59% increase and its median household income grew from $55,531 to $57,639, a 3.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Canton, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.38%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.4%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.5%).

None of the households in Canton, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.8% of the residents in Canton, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Canton, NY are SUNY College of Technology at Canton (794 degrees awarded in 2022) and St Lawrence University (723 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Canton, NY was $191,800, and the homeownership rate was 37.6%.

Most people in Canton, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 10.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Canton, NY was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Canton, NY is home to a population of 7.25k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.67% of Canton, NY residents were born outside of the country (556 people).

In 2022, there were 13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.99k people) in Canton, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 462 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 241 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.8% of Canton, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Canton, NY was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Canton, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.99k ± 190
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    462 ± 138
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    241 ± 95
4.46%
Hispanic Population
323 people

In 2022, there were 13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.99k people) in Canton, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 462 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 241 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.46% of the people in Canton, NY are hispanic (323 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.67%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
556 people
6.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
434 people

As of 2022, 7.67% of Canton, NY residents (556 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Canton, NY was 6.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    106 ± 85
  2. Korea
    11 ± 25
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8 ± 24

Canton, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 9.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Canton, NY employs 2.6k people. The largest industries in Canton, NY are Educational Services (851 people), Retail Trade (339 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (259 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($207,656), Public Administration ($94,479), and Manufacturing ($70,268).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

2.6k
2022 Value
± 374
5.19%
1 Year growth
± 20%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Canton, NY grew at a rate of 5.19%, from 2.47k employees to 2.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Canton, NY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (426 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (347 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (292 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Canton, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.6k
2022 Value
± 374
5.19%
1 Year growth
± 20%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Canton, NY grew at a rate of 5.19%, from 2.47k employees to 2.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Canton, NY, are Educational Services (851 people), Retail Trade (339 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (259 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Canton, NY, though some of these residents may live in Canton, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$26,985
Median earning men ± $42,936
$23,315
Median earning women ± $20,067

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($71,741), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,906), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($50,093).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($100,897), Other Services Except Public Administration ($42,049), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Canton, NY awarded 1,517 degrees. The student population of Canton, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,231 male students and 2,780 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Canton, NY are White (1,073 and 76%), followed by Black or African American (124 and 8.78%), Hispanic or Latino (116 and 8.22%), and Unknown (33 and 2.34%).

The largest universities in Canton, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY College of Technology at Canton (794 and 52.3%) and St Lawrence University (723 and 47.7%).

The most popular majors in Canton, NY are Health Care Administration & Management (95 and 6.26%), Registered Nursing (91 and 6%), and General Business (89 and 5.87%).

The median tuition costs in Canton, NY are $61,600 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $14,029 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Canton, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,011 (44.5% men and 55.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,011 students enrolled in Canton, NY, 44.5% men and 55.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,554 records, of which 55.6% were women and 44.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 89 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 95 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Canton, NY was General Business with 89 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 794 degrees awarded
  2. 723 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY College of Technology at Canton with 794 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 620 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Canton, NY, which is 0.691 times less than the 897 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,073 degrees mean that there were 8.65 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 124 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($61,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,619) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Canton, NY was $191,800 in 2022, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $175,700 to $191,800, a 9.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Canton, NY is 37.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Canton, NY have an average commute time of 10.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Canton, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Property

$191,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$27,402
$825
Median Property Taxes
±$197

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Rent vs Own

37.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 37.6% of the housing units in Canton, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 41.1%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4920
  2. Census Tract 4921

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,639
Median Household Income
± $23,704
2.2k
Number of Households
± 468

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.2k households in Canton, NY grew to $57,639 from the previous year's value of $55,531.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Canton, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (52.8%)
  2. Walked (27.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (14.7%)

In 2022, 52.8% of workers in Canton, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (27.9%) and those who worked at home (14.7%).

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Commute Time

10.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Canton, NY have a shorter commute time (10.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Canton, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Canton, NY (781 out of 3.99k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Canton, NY is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.3% of the population of Canton, NY has health coverage, with 58% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 9.92% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 0.269% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Lawrence County, NY see 1858 patients per year on average, which represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2552 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 460 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,858 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Lawrence County, NY

Primary care physicians in St. Lawrence County, NY see an average of 1,858 patients per year. This represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1,896 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 42.5% between 18 and 34 years, 22.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.1% were men and 54.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.67%
Uninsured
58%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
9.92%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
0.269%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Canton, NY grew by 525% from 0.267% to 1.67%.

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