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North Canton, Ohio
House at the Hoover Farm
House at the Hoover Farm
The Dogwood City
Location of North Canton, Ohio
Location of North Canton, Ohio
Location of North Canton in Stark County
Location of North Canton in Stark County
Coordinates: 40°52′30″N 81°24′4″W / 40.87500°N 81.40111°W / 40.87500; -81.40111Coordinates: 40°52′30″N 81°24′4″W / 40.87500°N 81.40111°W / 40.87500; -81.40111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
 • Total 6.41 sq mi (16.60 km2)
 • Land 6.41 sq mi (16.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,161 ft (354 m)
 • Total 17,842
 • Density 2,783.5/sq mi (1,074.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
44709, 44720, 44799
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-56294
GNIS feature ID 1065163

North Canton is a city in Stark County in the U.S. state of Ohio, and is part of the Greater Cleveland area. The population was 17,842 at the 2020 United States Census. It is part of the Canton–Massillon metropolitan statistical area.


In 1831, the Community of North Canton first began as the Village of New Berlin. Residents were primarily of German descent. William H. “Boss” Hoover moved his tannery business from the family farm to the center of the North Canton village in 1873. In 1908, The Hoover Company began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. During World War I, in 1918, the community changed the name of the village to North Canton. The Hoover Company became the world’s largest manufacturer of vacuum cleaners in 1933. The North Canton Jaycees were formed in 1951. In 2007, the Hoover Company officially shut down. The Hoover Company's old building was bought in 2010 for residential, educational, and recreational proposes. The old Hoover Company building was sold by sections in 2013 to be transformed into a mall and apartments.


North Canton is located at 40°52′30″N 81°24′4″W / 40.87500°N 81.40111°W / 40.87500; -81.40111 (40.875007, -81.401053). The West Branch of Nimishillen Creek flows through the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.40 square miles (16.58 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 865
1920 1,597 84.6%
1930 2,648 65.8%
1940 2,988 12.8%
1950 4,032 34.9%
1960 7,727 91.6%
1970 15,228 97.1%
1980 14,189 −6.8%
1990 14,748 3.9%
2000 16,369 11.0%
2010 17,488 6.8%
2020 17,842 2.0%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 17,488 people, 7,557 households, and 4,426 families living in the city. The population density was 2,732.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,055.0/km2). There were 8,078 housing units at an average density of 1,262.2 per square mile (487.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 2.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 7,557 households, of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.4% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 21.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 34.3% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.


Most students attend North Canton City Schools, which consists of Clearmount and Northwood elementary schools and Greentown and Orchard Hill intermediate schools, plus North Canton Middle School and North Canton Hoover High School. Students living in Jackson Township attend Jackson High School. Also in the city limits is St. Paul School, that offers a private, parochial education, in the Catholic tradition, for students in grades K-8.

Walsh University is a private, Catholic university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Enrollment is about 2,500. Men's and women's athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division II and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Glenoak and Jackson Township also exist in the 44720 zip code.

Notable people

  • Todd Blackledge, National Football League player and television sports analyst
  • Joe DeRosa, an official in the National Basketball Association
  • Jehu Grubb, pioneer settler and politician
  • Diana Al-Hadid, Syrian-born American artist
  • Marty Lee Hoenes, rock musician
  • Ray Kolp, Major League Baseball player
  • Eddie McClintock, actor
  • Tony Migliozzi, ultra-marathoner and 2015 IAU 50 km World Champion
  • Jeffrey Mylett, actor and songwriter
  • Dick Snyder, National Basketball Association player
  • Rabbit Warstler, Major League Baseball player
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