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The population of Canton is approximately 17,685 (2005), 22958 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,879 (2000), 8204 (2010).

The amount of land area in Canton is 33.368 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Canton is 14.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Canton to Washington DC is 541 miles. The distance to the Georgia state capital is 33 miles. (as the crow flies)
Canton is positioned 34.24 degrees north of the equator and 84.49 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Canton elevation is 960 feet above sea level.
Canton per capita income is $17,324 (2000).
Canton median income is $41,500 (2005).

The Canton median home price is $142,400 (2005).

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Canton location: in northern Georgia about 17 miles from Roswell and about 33 miles from Atlanta. Other nearby communities include Holly Springs, Waleska, Woodstock, Ball Ground, Mountain Park, Nelson, Kennesaw and Acworth.

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Canton history:

First known as Etowah, Canton was renamed Cherokee Courthouse once the building of the courthouse was completed. It wasn't long before silk production came into prominance and in 1834, the town was again renamed, this time for Canton, China, also known for its silk. Though the silk production project was later abandoned, the town retained the name of Canton.
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The Canton Theatre for over 90 years!

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