Canton, OH

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Population

71,763

0.554% decline

Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$30,837

1.29% growth

Poverty Rate

31.7%


Number of Employees

30,710

2.07% growth

Median Property Value

$70,200

1.13% decline

About

In 2017, Canton, OH had a population of 71.8k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $30,837. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Canton, OH declined from 72,163 to 71,763, a -0.554% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,444 to $30,837, a 1.29% increase.

The population of Canton, OH is 66.4% White Alone, 23% Black or African American Alone, and 6.08% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Canton, OH speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Canton, OH are Malone University (593 degrees awarded in 2016), Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences (71 degrees), and Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical Education (58 degrees).

The median property value in Canton, OH is $70,200, and the homeownership rate is 47.9%. Most people in Canton, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Canton, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Canton, OH employs 30.7k people. The largest industries in Canton, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,295 people), Manufacturing (4,933 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,683 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($49,375), Public Administration ($46,731), and Wholesale Trade ($38,219).

Median household income in Canton, OH is $30,837. Males in Canton, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Canton, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,837

2017 value

± $1,232

1.29%

1 Year Growth

± 5.4%

Households in Canton, OH have a median annual income of $30,837, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $30,444 in 2016, which represents a 1.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819

Average Male Salary

± $967

$45,809

Average Female Salary

± $722

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,297 ± $5,164

  2. White

    $47,402 ± $598

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,729 ± $34,565

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Canton, OH is from Ohio.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7122.02

  2. Census Tract 7115.02

  3. Census Tract 7132.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Canton, OH was Census Tract 7122.02 with a value of $70,106, followed by Census Tract 7115.02 and Census Tract 7132.02, with respective values of $58,816 and $56,458.

The following map shows all of the places in Canton, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

31.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Canton, OH (21.9k out of 69.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    12,199 ± 757

  2. Black

    6,836 ± 555

  3. Two Or More

    2,552 ± 391

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Canton, OH is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

30.7k

2017 Value

± 1,245

2.07%

1 Year growth

± 5.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Canton, OH grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 30.1k employees to 30.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Canton, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,031 people), Production Occupations (3,026 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,007 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Canton, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Canton, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,031 people), Production Occupations (3,026 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,007 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Canton, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.18 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.08 times), and Production Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Canton, OH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($81,625), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,438), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,800).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.7k

2017 Value

± 1,245

2.07%

1 Year growth

± 5.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Canton, OH grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 30.1k employees to 30.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Canton, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,295 people), Manufacturing (4,933 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,683 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Canton, OH, though some of these residents may live in Canton, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Canton, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,295 people), Manufacturing (4,933 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,683 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Canton, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.59 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.58 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Canton, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($49,375), Public Administration ($46,731), and Wholesale Trade ($38,219).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $65.2B

  2. $64.2B

  3. $45.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.2B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$614B

2015 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% to $952B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.3B

  2. $34.5B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $44.3B, followed by Indiana with $34.5B and Pennsylvania and $31.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91% of the population of Canton, OH has health coverage, with 34.6% on employee plans, 36.1% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 8.51% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Canton, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Canton, OH see 1307 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year (1300 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1656 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 561 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,307 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,307 patients per year. This represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year (1,300 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.98%

Uninsured

34.6%

Employer Coverage

36.1%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

8.51%

Non-Group

1.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Canton, OH declined by 19.3% from 11.1% to 8.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Canton, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

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Diversity

Canton, OH is home to a population of 71.8k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.54% of Canton, OH residents were born outside of the country (1.82k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Canton, OH is composed of 47.6k White Alone residents (66.4%), 16.5k Black or African American Alone residents (23%), 4.36k Two or More Races residents (6.08%), 2.56k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.57%), 302 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.421%), 288 Asian Alone residents (0.401%), 118 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.164%), and 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0153%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Canton, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Canton, OH was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Canton, OH are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Canton, OH residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.82k people

2.35%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.7k people

As of 2017, 2.54% of Canton, OH residents (1.82k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Canton, OH was 2.35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    56,561 ± 5,825 people

  2. Mexico

    44,953 ± 5,195 people

  3. China

    32,750 ± 4,437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 56,561 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Canton, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Canton, OH was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    47.6k ± 936

  2. Black or African American Alone

    16.5k ± 810

  3. Two or More Races

    4.36k ± 800

In 2017, there were 2.89 times more White Alone residents (47.6k people) in Canton, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.5k Black or African American Alone and 4.36k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Canton, OH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Canton, OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Canton, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Canton, OH are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,348 ± 215

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    810 ± 212

  3. Korea

    503 ± 149

Canton, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Canton, OH awarded 752 degrees. The student population of Canton, OH is skewed towards women, with 706 male students and 1,570 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Canton, OH are White (622 and 83.7%), followed by Black or African American (79 and 10.6%), Two or More Races (14 and 1.88%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 1.35%).

The largest universities in Canton, OH by number of degrees awarded are Malone University (593 and 78.9%), Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences (71 and 9.44%), and Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical Education (58 and 7.71%).

The most popular majors in Canton, OH are Registered Nursing (109 and 14.5%), General Business Administration & Management (83 and 11%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (74 and 9.84%).

The median tuition costs in Canton, OH are $22,422 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Canton, OH was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 74 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Canton, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 593 degrees awarded

  2. 71 degrees awarded

  3. 58 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$22,422

Median Private

In 2016, the Canton, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Malone University with 593 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

256

Degrees Awarded to Men

496

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 256 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Canton, OH, which is 0.516 times less than the 496 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    622 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    79 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    14 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Canton, OH were to White students. These 622 degrees mean that there were 7.87 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 79 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Canton, OH was $70,200 in 2017, which is 0.323 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $71,000 to $70,200, a 1.13% decrease. The homeownership rate in Canton, OH is 47.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Canton, OH have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Canton, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$30,837

Median Household Income

± $1,232

30.5k

Number of Households

± 1,189

In 2017, the median household income of the 30.5k households in Canton, OH grew to $30,837 from the previous year's value of $30,444.

The following chart displays the households in Canton, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$70,200

2017 Median

± $2,742

$71,000

2016 Median

± $2,896

In 2017, the median property value in Canton, OH declined from to $70,200 from the previous year's value of $71,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Canton, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Canton, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Canton, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Canton, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

47.9%

2017 Homeownership

49.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.9% of the housing units in Canton, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Canton, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Canton, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Canton, OH have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Canton, OH have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Canton, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Public Transit

    4.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Canton, OH was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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