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Canton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Canton had a population of 431 as of July 1, 2016. Canton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canton is located at latitude 43.5296 and longitude -91.93 in Fillmore County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fillmore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,345 feet.

The City of Canton (GNIS ID: 2393733) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canton: City of Canton.

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Canton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 431
Population in Households 431
Population in Familes 364
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 430
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 203
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $113,636
Average Home Value $205,294


Median Household Income $44,586
Average Household Income $58,294
Per Capita Income $20,128
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.58% 2.3%
Households 3.68% 2.35%
Families 6.96% 2.14%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Canton, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canton to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 539 41st
Population Density1 # 535 41st
Diversity Index2 # 744 18th
Median Household Income # 669 26th
Per Capita Income # 865 5th

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