Canton, Missouri

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Canton is a city in Lewis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,557 at the 2000 census. Canton is the site of Culver-Stockton College, a small liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Canton is located at 40°07′50″N 91°31′21″W / 40.130651°N 91.522365°W / 40.130651; -91.522365.[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (10.24%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,557 people, 884 households, and 536 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,118.1 people per square mile (431.1/km²). There were 1,011 housing units at an average density of 442.1/sq mi (170.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.07% White, 2.11% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 884 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 27.5% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

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