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Canton, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Canton had a population of 436 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canton: City of Canton.

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Canton, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 436
Daytime Population: Workers 27
Daytime Population: Residents 222
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 249
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 436
Population in Familes 369
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 435
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $46,364
Average Household Income $58,106
Per Capita Income $20,004


Total Housing Units 223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $113,636
Average Home Value $197,353


Total Households 205
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.24% 2.28%
Households 3.3% 2.33%
Families 6.08% 2.27%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 2017 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 # 535 41st
Population Density # 533 41st
Diversity Index # 762 15th
Median Household Income # 677 25th
Per Capita Income # 874 4th

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