Canton, GA Overview

Canton, the county seat of Cherokee County, was founded in 1833.  It was originally named Etowah, for the Etowah River that flows nearby, but was officially incorporated as Canton in 1834.  The name Canton was derived from the city's failed attempt to emulate Canton, China's prosperous silk-producing industry.  Later, the town found success in mining both marble and gold.  Eventually textile production and cotton crops became the region's major industry.  Today, newcomers will find an array of housing styles throughout the city including Victorian, traditional, and ranch.


Population Growth (since 2000) 166%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,547.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.786
Households w/ Children 34%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 32%
Median Year in Residency 3.07

Housing Inventory

Canton, GA Housing Inventory 6,535 1,178 3,724 6,535 1,178

Market Overview

481 listings with an estimated median price of $460,000

Price Count
$100K - 200K 27
$200K - 300K 74
$300K - 400K 92
$400K - 500K 80
$500K - 600K 43
$600K - 700K 32
$700K - 800K 19
$800K - 900K 22
$900K - 1M 13
$1M - Max 79
Property Type Count
Single Family 243
Townhouse 11
Commercial 54
Rental 9
Lots and Land 160
Condo/Town/CoOp 11
Multi Family 2

(Data as of 3/1/2021)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Canton, GA Population Demographics

Total: 28,831


Median Age: 35.22

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Canton, GA Temperature

Weather Risk

Canton, GA Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Canton, GA Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Canton, GA Highest Education Level Attained 1,606 4,489 3,767 2,150 1,320 3,617 1,231 1,606 4,489 2,150 1,320 3,617

Employment and Finance


Canton, GA Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $56,847)

Canton, GA Income by dollar range 513 349 557 597 460 558 533 452 429 1,030 1,273 1,304 905 495 488 177 75 64

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Canton, GA Crime

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