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East Canton, Ohio
Village
Werner Inn
Werner Inn
Location of East Canton, Ohio
Location of East Canton, Ohio
Location of East Canton in Stark County
Location of East Canton in Stark County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
Township Osnaburg
Area
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,165 ft (355 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,591
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,576
 • Density 1,314.43/sq mi (507.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44730
Area code(s) 330/234
FIPS code 39-23324
GNIS feature ID 1064574
Website https://villageeastcanton.net/

East Canton is a village in Stark County in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 1,591 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

East Canton was originally settled under the name "Osnaburg". The village was founded with the help of Mallory Paige. There is a statue in memory of her at the Ward house.

Geography

East Canton is located at 40°47′12″N 81°17′13″W / 40.78667°N 81.28694°W / 40.78667; -81.28694 (40.786708, -81.287080).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.32 square miles (3.42 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 558
1910 448 −19.7%
1920 574 28.1%
1930 962 67.6%
1940 919 −4.5%
1950 1,001 8.9%
1960 1,521 51.9%
1970 1,631 7.2%
1980 1,721 5.5%
1990 1,742 1.2%
2000 1,629 −6.5%
2010 1,591 −2.3%
2019 (est.) 1,576 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,591 people, 662 households, and 448 families living in the village. The population density was 1,205.3 inhabitants per square mile (465.4/km2). There were 705 housing units at an average density of 534.1 per square mile (206.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.0% White, 3.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 662 households, of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the village was 39.8 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

Education

Osnaburg Local School District (East Canton Schools) operates one elementary school, one middle school, and East Canton High School all out of a single building.

East Canton has a public library, a branch of Stark County District Library.

Notable people

East Canton was the home of Vince Shupe, a Major League Baseball player. The film star Jean Peters was born and went to high school there. It is also the birthplace of the sinologist Victor H. Mair. East Canton is the current hometown of independent professional wrestler Wilbur Whitlock (Jerrod Griffiths). He is popularly billed in ring introductions as "From The Mean Streets of East Canton, Ohio".

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