North Canton, OH
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North Canton profile

Living in North Canton

North Canton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 17,842 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, North Canton is the 107th largest community in Ohio.

North Canton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Canton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Canton who work in office and administrative support (14.30%), management occupations (13.66%), and sales jobs (12.00%).

Of important note, North Canton is also a city of artists. North Canton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape North Canton’s character.

Also of interest is that North Canton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.79% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, North Canton is a college town. There are a lot of students in North Canton attending college, and as a result North Canton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

The population of North Canton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.25% of adults in North Canton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in North Canton in 2018 was $38,135, which is wealthy relative to Ohio, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,540 for a family of four. However, North Canton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call North Canton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Canton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Canton include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in North Canton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Greek.