Canton, South Dakota

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Canton is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, South Dakota, United States.[4] The city was named[5] by Norwegian settler and former legislator James M. Wahl.[6] The population was 3,110 at the 2000 census. The estimated population as of July 1, 2007, was 4,127.[7]



Canton is located at 43°18′8″N 96°35′27″W / 43.30222°N 96.59083°W / 43.30222; -96.59083 (43.302254, -96.590810)[8], along the Big Sioux River across from Beloit, Iowa.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.01%) is water.

Canton has been assigned the ZIP code 57013 and the FIPS place code 09500.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,110 people, 1,209 households, and 824 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,053.4 people per square mile (407.0/km²). There were 1,286 housing units at an average density of 435.6/sq mi (168.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.43% White, 0.32% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

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