LIVING HERE: City of Canton

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Stark County Courthouse
Four “Trumpeters of Justice” (each over 11 feet tall) sit atop the Stark County Courthouse clock tower in downtown Canton.

• Population: 69,546
• Median Household Income: $43,236
• Median Home Value: $70,000

In addition to being the birthplace of American professional football, a hub of industry and the county seat of Stark County, Canton is a city on the rise.
The downtown area has been experiencing a wave of development, attracting more and more residents interested in urban living.

According to a December 2019 article in Crain’s Cleveland Business, “…there's a definite air of optimism, with people moving into new luxury apartments, a major new hotel and events center slated for [2020], and potentially more residential development to follow in the years ahead.”[1] Canton residents are proud of their city and take an active role in it. In fact, more than fifty neighborhood organizations cover all areas of the city and a wide variety of socioeconomic groups. Representatives from the organizations participate monthly in a Neighborhood Leadership Council to share experiences, offer solutions to problems and learn about opportunities for neighborhood development. Citizens can even take advantage of free leadership classes provided by the Stark Community Foundation.

Canton is also home to a vibrant arts community. The Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton Ballet and Canton Museum of Art give residents a place to experience art and culture from around the world, and a growing local artists' community is quickly becoming a dynamic presence in the region. Historic attractions like the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and the First Ladies’ National Historic Site add to the region’s cultural appeal.

With the cost of real estate estimated at less than half of the national average, Canton is as affordable as it is enjoyable. For more information, contact City of Canton at 330.438.4307;

1Shingler, Dan. “Canton Comeback.” Crain’s Cleveland Business, December 1, 2019,