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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Canton is approximately 13,922 (1990), 14704 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,907 (1990), 5406 (2010).
The amount of land area in Canton is 18.931 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.422 sq kilometers.
The distance from Canton to Washington DC is 724 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 58 miles. (as the crow flies)
Canton is positioned 40.56 degrees north of the equator and 90.04 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Canton Historical Events

General history
For many years the International Harvester plant was one of the most important employers in the area. (It has since been torn down) The TP&W railroad was one of the contributing factors in the development of this town, as it was one of the older towns without a waterway.
Submitted by Robert Tanquary

Canton Schools

Canton High School
1001 N. Main
Canton, Illinois
Phone: (309) 647-1820
The 2000-2001 basketball team is known as the E-Free Ballers The Coach is Denny Brown. The team captain is Brian Miller. The team is currently 2-0 and have games every Monday. Player of the week from is Steve Munter. Chris Piper has the highest percentage of three point shots. Nick Kapala is the summer league dunk champ, winning with a 360 degree tomahawk jam.

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