Canton employment information

IndexCantonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$20,824$25,608$28,555
Median household income$35,825$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$39,877$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,125$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$33,298$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$20,453$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate3.5%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level14.7%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Canton is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Canton is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Canton is 41% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Canton is 6% lower than the national average.

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Canton median earnings by income bracket

Canton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.8%3.5%
Manufacturing sector22.3%0.0%
Financial & insurance services3.9%7.4%
Wholesale & retail services16.1%22.0%
Public administration2.7%5.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.5%1.3%
Education, health & social services12.6%24.5%
Other32.1%21.9%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lake Junaluska, NC2,472$63,26618%
Bent Creek, NC1,509$62,64217%
Mills River, NC6,917$57,3267%
Maggie Valley, NC1,411$44,87516%
West Canton, NC1,223$40,74124%
Canton, NC4,160$35,82533%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sunnyside, CA4,159$63,22218%
Montgomery, NY4,159$79,22848%
Baxter Springs, KS4,161$50,2426%
Suquamish, WA4,158$55,6424%
Bluffton, OH4,157$62,87018%
Canton, NC4,160$35,82533%
Source: The Canton, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.