Canton 75 Excellent
Canton Livability #84 ranked city in Georgia#7,646 ranked city in the USARanks better than 73% of areas
A+ Canton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Canton Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Georgia
982% less expensive than the US average
937% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Canton cost of living
C- Canton Crime Total crime is 6% higher than Georgia
Total crime
2,88016% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3516% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
18%Year over year crime is up
Canton crime
D Canton Employment Household income is 8% higher than Georgia
Median household income
$55,195equal to the US average
Income per capita
$23,79720% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%7% higher than the US average
Canton employment
B+ Canton Housing Home value is 15% higher than Georgia
Median home value
$174,5006% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8807% lower than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Canton real estate or Canton rentals
D Canton Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than Georgia
High school grad. rates
76%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
48%3% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Canton K-12 schools
C+ Canton User Ratings There are a total of 14 ratings in Canton
Overall user rating
67% 14 total ratings
User reviews rating
56% 5 total reviews
User surveys rating
80% 9 total surveys
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      Living in Canton, GA

      Canton is a mid-sized city located in the state of Georgia. The city has a population of 25,022 inhabitants. The majority of Canton residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. With an average age of 32 years old, Canton could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Canton, Georgia could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, weather, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Canton and in the areas around Canton is a much easier task.

      Canton, GA receives 78/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #39 in Georgia and #2,845 in the USA. Compared to the US average, Canton ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Canton is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Canton has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B-), weather (B-) and housing (B+). Regrettably for Canton, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: education (D) and employment (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Canton has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Canton can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Canton. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Canton are affordable. Median real estate prices in Canton come in at $174,500, which is 14.5% higher than the Georgia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Canton, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 6.7% higher than the Georgia average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Canton area were 9.8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Canton transportation information

      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.0%79.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool14.0%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.5%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home4.2%5.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Canton, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).