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Canton

Welcome to Canton

Canton has it all: a top-notch school system, nationally accredited police and leisure service departments, and an assortment of nearby dining and shopping options. Easily accessible from I-275, I-94, Ford Road, and Michigan Avenue,

 

A Brief History of Canton, MI

When the Erie Canal opened in 1825, New England settlers stumbled upon Canton and all of its wooded areas filled with wild animals. Forging on, the early settlers engaged in self-sustaining farming. Sheldon Corners was formed at the corner of Michigan and Sheldon roads as a village of homes, a post office, general store, blacksmith, church, and school. Many of these historic sites still stand today and are open for visitation, but the widening of Michigan Avenue ultimately led to the dissolution of Sheldon's Corners. 
 
Cherry Hill Village was established around the same time as Sheldon Corners, and was home to Canton's first church, the United Methodist Church. Cherry Hill has since grown into a large residential and commercial area, and several historic sites are still standing, as well as the world-class Village Theater. 
 
Canton became a Michigan township in 1834, and was named after a city in China. From 1925 to 1970, Canton was a farming community known as the "Sweet Corn Capital of Michigan." Even today, as Michigan’s 11th largest community, the western edge of Canton is mostly farmland and helps maintain its sense of history and connection with the land.
 
 Canton also offers ease of access to neighboring cities such as downtown Plymouth, Ann Arbor, and Detroit.
 

What Will You Find in Canton?

Every Amenity You Need

The three-mile stretch of Ford Road Corridor in Canton is home to countless stores and diverse restaurants for every taste.  Everything you could ever need is right around the corner. In addition to being located within minutes of several major interstates, Canton is conveniently just 20-minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. In Canton, everything from your daily commute to international travel plans will unfold seamlessly. 
 

Top-Rated School Districts

Quality education has been a top priority of Canton residents since the days of early settlers. Today, Canton is served by three school districts: Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Van Buren Public Schools, and Wayne-Westland Public Schools. In addition to the highly regarded public school districts, Canton is also home to a number of top-rated private schools and public charter schools.
 

Canton Real Estate

Does Canton sound like the kind of place you'd like to call home? If so, please take a moment to contact us today!
 
We can provide you with an even better idea of what life is like in Canton, as well as tell you about the various properties for sale here.

Overview for Canton, MI

97,606 people live in Canton, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $45,770. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

97,606

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$45,770

Average individual Income

Around Canton, MI

There's plenty to do around Canton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

61
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
70
Very Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Oakview Party Store, Elm Cakes, and Livonia Liquor and Fine Wine.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$$$ 1.74 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.11 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.83 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.11 miles 36 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 4.74 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.47 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Canton, MI

Canton has 35,489 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Canton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 97,606 people call Canton home. The population density is 3,768.769 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

97,606

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

49.44 / 50.56%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
35,489

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$45,770

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Canton, MI

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Canton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Discovery Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Achieve Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Plymouth Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
School House Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Bentley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Eriksson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Hulsing Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Star International Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Family First Learning Center LLC
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Miller Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
South Canton Scholars Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Dodson Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Workman Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
All Saints Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Tonda Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Plymouth High School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Field Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Hoben Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Liberty Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Canton Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Canton Preparatory High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Gallimore Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Plymouth-Canton Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Shajara Tayyiba School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
WalkerWinter Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Crescent Academy International
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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