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About Canton Connecticut:
Canton is a rural town, incorporated in 1806 with a population was 9,932 at the 2005 census. It is bordered by Granby on the north, Simsbury on the east, Avon on the south, Burlington on the southwest, and New Hartford on the west. Running through it is the Farmington River. The town includes the villages of North Canton, Canton Center, Canton, and Collinsville.
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,840 people, 3,516 households, and 2,492 families residing in the town. The population density was 138.9/km? (359.7/mi?). There were 3,616 housing units at an average density of 56.8/km? (147.2/mi?). The racial makeup of the town was 97.15% White, 0.53% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.
There were 3,516 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $65,013, and the median income for a family was $80,533. Males had a median income of $49,980 versus $37,652 for females. The per capita income for the town was $33,151. About 1.9% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 0.5% of those age 65 or over.
Canton is also home to Roaring Brook Nature Center.
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