Canton employment information

IndexCantonMississippiNational
Income per capita$18,055$20,956$28,555
Median household income$37,591$39,464$53,482
Median income owner occupied$40,921$49,112$68,142
Median income renter occupied$30,122$23,702$33,219
Median earnings male$25,905$31,341$36,116
Median earnings female$21,591$21,815$25,692
Unemployment rate4.4%6.3%5.8%
Poverty level28.6%22.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Canton is 37% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Canton is 30% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Canton is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Canton is 84% higher than the national average.

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Canton median earnings by income bracket

Canton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry16.2%0.0%
Manufacturing sector22.0%0.2%
Financial & insurance services0.0%5.0%
Wholesale & retail services12.5%15.0%
Public administration6.9%3.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%1.2%
Education, health & social services10.9%35.2%
Other21.6%28.4%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Madison, MS24,871$99,10985%
Ridgeland, MS24,209$55,0123%
Canton, MS13,321$37,59130%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Carpinteria, CA13,323$65,46722%
World Golf Village, FL13,326$75,22441%
New Ulm, MN13,328$45,91114%
Kettering, MD13,331$91,64871%
Meadville, PA13,307$32,25940%
Canton, MS13,321$37,59130%
Source: The Canton, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.