|Franklin County and the state of Georgia|
|• Total||3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)|
|• Land||3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||919 ft (280 m)|
|• Density||235.9/sq mi (92.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0354984|
Canon is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 755 people, 315 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 237.5 people per square mile (91.7/km²). There were 361 housing units at an average density of 113.5 per square mile (43.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.97% White, 2.52% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.
There were 315 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,845, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $25,446 versus $18,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,855. About 22.2% of families and 26.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.0% of those under age 18 and 25.2% of those age 65 or over.
Originally known as West Bowersville, Canon was laid out in 1875. It was renamed in 1893.
Non-regional newspapers have been published there, including the American Union, The Free Press and the Universalist Herald, as well as the local papers the Franklin County Register, and the Canon Echo.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.