Canton

Canton, Georgia, is a charming city located in Cherokee County, approximately 40 miles north of Atlanta.

Welcome to Canton

Known for its historic downtown, natural beauty, and community-oriented atmosphere
 
Canton, Georgia, is a charming city located in Cherokee County, approximately 40 miles north of Atlanta. Known for its historic downtown, natural beauty, and community-oriented atmosphere, Canton is a great place to live and explore. Here's a neighborhood guide to help you get to know the different areas and attractions in Canton:

Downtown Canton

Historic Downtown Canton

  • Description: The heart of Canton, Historic Downtown, features a picturesque town square with a variety of shops, restaurants, and historic buildings. It's a hub for community events and gatherings.
  • Things to Do: Stroll along the brick-paved streets, explore boutique shops, dine in local restaurants, and attend events in Cannon Park.

Cannon Park

  • Description: Cannon Park is a central gathering place in Downtown Canton, offering green spaces, a playground, and a pavilion. It's a popular spot for community events and outdoor activities.
  • Things to Do: Attend concerts and festivals in the park, have a picnic, and enjoy the playground with family and friends.

Residential Areas

Harmony on the Lakes

  • Description: Harmony on the Lakes is a master-planned community with amenities such as lakes, walking trails, and a clubhouse. It offers a mix of single-family homes and townhouses.
  • Things to Do: Enjoy community events, use the walking trails and recreational facilities, and connect with neighbors at the clubhouse.

Bridgemill

  • Description: Bridgemill is a large residential community known for its golf course, sports facilities, and family-friendly atmosphere. It offers a range of housing options from single-family homes to larger estates.
  • Things to Do: Golf at Bridgemill Athletic Club, use the sports facilities, and participate in community events and clubs.

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Etowah River Park

  • Description: Etowah River Park is a scenic park along the banks of the Etowah River, offering walking trails, a playground, and sports fields.
  • Things to Do: Walk or bike along the river, have a picnic, play sports, and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails

  • Description: Blankets Creek is a popular mountain biking destination with well-maintained trails suitable for various skill levels. It's part of the larger Rope Mill Park.
  • Things to Do: Mountain bike on the trails, hike, and enjoy the outdoor amenities of Rope Mill Park.

Education

Cherokee County School District

  • Description: Canton is part of the Cherokee County School District, offering a range of public schools known for their academic excellence.
  • Things to Do: Engage with the local school community, attend school events, and explore educational programs.

Dining and Shopping

Riverstone Plaza

  • Description: Riverstone Plaza is a shopping destination in Canton, featuring a mix of retail stores, restaurants, and services.
  • Things to Do: Shop for everyday needs, dine in local restaurants, and explore the offerings in this retail center.
Canton's neighborhoods offer a diverse range of lifestyles, from the historic charm of Downtown to the family-oriented communities like Harmony on the Lakes and Bridgemill. With its parks, riverfront areas, and community events, Canton provides a welcoming and vibrant environment for residents and visitors alike.

Overview for Canton, GA

32,342 people live in Canton, where the median age is 34.1 and the average individual income is $30,342. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,342

Total Population

34.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$30,342

Average individual Income

Around Canton, GA

There's plenty to do around Canton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

63
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
34
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Local Graze, Stout's Growlers, and Bizarre Coffee.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.84 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.66 miles 14 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.72 miles 107 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.85 miles 7 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.84 miles 7 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 2.1 miles 11 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Canton, GA

Canton has 11,475 households, with an average household size of 2.8. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Canton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 32,342 people call Canton home. The population density is 1,764.74 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,342

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.1

Median Age

50.51 / 49.49%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
11,475

Total Households

2.8

Average Household Size

$30,342

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Canton, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Canton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Community Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
William G. Hasty- Senior Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
J. Knox Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Cherokee High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Teasley Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
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