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Canton, Pennsylvania
Borough
Downtown Canton
Downtown Canton
Map of Bradford County with Canton highlighted
Map of Bradford County with Canton highlighted
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bradford
Settled 1796
Incorporated 1864
Area
 • Total 1.15 sq mi (2.99 km2)
 • Land 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 1,266 ft (386 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,976
 • Density 1,720/sq mi (664.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17724
Area code(s) 570

Canton is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,976 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Canton is located in southwestern Bradford County at 41°39′21″N 76°51′3″W / 41.65583°N 76.85083°W / 41.65583; -76.85083 (41.655805, -76.850706), in the valley of Towanda Creek. It is surrounded by Canton Township but is a separate municipality.

Pennsylvania Route 14 passes through the borough, leading north 10 miles (16 km) to U.S. Route 6 in Troy and south 25 miles (40 km) to U.S. Route 15 at Trout Run. Pennsylvania Route 414 leaves east from the center of Canton, leading 21 miles (34 km) to U.S. Route 220 at Monroe, and follows PA-14 to the southwest out of town, then leading 17 miles (27 km) to US-15 at Liberty.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Canton has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.45%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 710
1880 1,194 68.2%
1890 1,393 16.7%
1900 1,525 9.5%
1910 1,637 7.3%
1920 2,154 31.6%
1930 1,904 −11.6%
1940 2,040 7.1%
1950 2,118 3.8%
1960 2,102 −0.8%
1970 2,037 −3.1%
1980 1,959 −3.8%
1990 1,966 0.4%
2000 1,807 −8.1%
2010 1,976 9.4%
Est. 2015 1,920 −2.8%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,807 people, 758 households, and 475 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,580.1 people per square mile (612.0/km²). There were 824 housing units at an average density of 720.5 per square mile (279.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.67% White, 0.33% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 758 households, out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $26,848, and the median income for a family was $37,645. Males had a median income of $29,071 versus $23,804 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,537. About 13.7% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

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