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Canton, GA

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Home to the Canton Grizzlies and Creekview Wrestling, Canton has hometown appeal. The residents support the local teams as well as each other, with community events and fundraisers a common practice. Comprised of mostly families or couples looking to start one, this Cherokee County city is a great destination for the same. Unemployment is low, income and job opportunities are good, and the landscape is beautiful. When you call Canton home, you experience the relaxed feel of a small town.

Canton Apartments

$609-$1510

Riverview
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$4500

$4500 Five+ bedroom in Canton-313 Harmony Lake Drive
Beds: 6
Baths: 3

$1050

Great value Near I-575 Dean Rusk / Sequoyah School
Beds: 4
Baths: 3

$1539

4bd/2.5ba Woodstock Home w/ Oversized Bedrooms
Beds: 4
Baths: 2.5

$1425

Beautiful two-story traditional in sought-after H
Beds: 4
Baths: 2.5

$895

Lovely two bedroom two bath townhouse in great lo
Beds: 2
Baths: 2

Key City Stats

The average age of Canton, GA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 12.3%
  • 9.7%
  • 7.36%
  • Female
  • 11.6%
  • 9.83%
  • 7.17%
$838
is average rent in Canton, GA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 6.12%
  • 9.67%
  • 3.67%
46.36%
of units are available for rent in Canton
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 529
  • 25
  • 137
Getting Around in Canton, GA

37
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
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The average commuter time in Canton is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.2%
  • 14.53%
  • 1.97%

A More Personal Educa

The Cherokee County School District serves the Canton area. Comprised of more than 30 schools, the number of teachers to students approximately one for every 16, allowing a more personal touch than larger classes. The graduation rate for students in the Cherokee District is higher than the state average, ideally owing in part to the fewer students per teacher. Even more, the level of skill and attentiveness provided by the teachers in general inspires success in students. After high school students have a variety of college options. The Chattahoochee Technical College and Reinhardt University are examples, with on-campus and online classes available.

A City with a Past

The town of Canton draws its name from overseas. Once called the city of Etowah, residents changed the name to Canton in 1834. Named after the Chinese city Guangzhou, the residents sought to inspire the production of silk in the region. The silk trade did not develop as planned and Canton instead become a place for denim production. Although destroyed by the Union Army in 1864, the town returned stronger than ever in time. Olden times are still on display here in Canton through buildings, such as the Canton Theatre and the Cherokee County History Museum, which tells the story of the city.