North Canton, Ohio

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North Canton, Ohio
City
Nickname(s): The Dogwood City
Location of North Canton, Ohio
Location of North Canton, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°52′30″N 81°24′4″W / 40.87500°N 81.40111°W / 40.87500; -81.40111Coordinates: 40°52′30″N 81°24′4″W / 40.87500°N 81.40111°W / 40.87500; -81.40111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
Government
 • Mayor David J. Held
Area[1]
 • Total 6.40 sq mi (16.58 km2)
 • Land 6.40 sq mi (16.58 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,161 ft (354 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 17,488
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 17,404
 • Density 2,732.5/sq mi (1,055.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 44709, 44720, 44799
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-56294[5]
GNIS feature ID 1065163[2]
Website http://www.northcantonohio.com/

North Canton is a city in Stark County in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 17,488 at the 2010 census. It is part of the CantonMassillon Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The following timeline includes several important points in the history of North Canton:[6]

  • 1831: The Community of North Canton first began as the Village of New Berlin. Residents were primarily of German descent.
  • 1873: William H. “Boss” Hoover moved his tannery business from the family farm to the center of the North Canton village.
  • 1908: The Hoover Company begins manufacturing vacuum cleaners.
  • 1918: During World War I, the community changed the name of the village to North Canton.[7]
  • 1933: The Hoover Company becomes the world’s largest manufacturer of vacuum cleaners.
  • 1951: The North Canton Jaycees are formed.
  • 2007: The Hoover Company officially shuts down.
  • 2010: The Hoover Company's old building is bought for residential, educational, and recreational proposes.
  • 2013: The old Hoover Company building is being sold by sections and will be transformed into a mall and apartments.

Geography[edit]

North Canton is located at 40°52′30″N 81°24′4″W / 40.87500°N 81.40111°W / 40.87500; -81.40111 (40.875007, -81.401053).[8] The West Branch of Nimishillen Creek flows through the city.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.40 square miles (16.58 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 865
1920 1,597 84.6%
1930 2,648 65.8%
1940 2,988 12.8%
1950 4,032 34.9%
1960 7,727 91.6%
1970 15,228 97.1%
1980 14,189 −6.8%
1990 14,748 3.9%
2000 16,369 11.0%
2010 17,488 6.8%
Est. 2012 17,404 −0.5%
Sources:[10][11][5][12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 17,488 people, 7,557 households, and 4,426 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,732.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,055.0 /km2). There were 8,078 housing units at an average density of 1,262.2 per square mile (487.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 2.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 7,557 households of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.4% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 21.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 34.3% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.[13]

2000 census[edit]

1915 ad for Summit Fruit Farm, New Berlin, Ohio

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 16,369 people, 7,114 households, and 4,382 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,697.1 people per square mile (1,041.2/km²). There were 7,506 housing units at an average density of 1,236.8 per square mile (477.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.90% White, 1.12% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 7,114 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,013, and the median income for a family was $53,268. Males had a median income of $39,517 versus $29,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,045. About 3.5% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Most students attend North Canton City Schools, which consists of Clearmount, Greentown, Northwood and Orchard Hill elementary schools, plus North Canton Middle School and North Canton Hoover High School. Also in the city limits is St. Paul School, that offers a private, parochial education, in the Catholic tradition, for students in grades K-8.

Walsh University is a private, Catholic university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Enrollment is about 2,500. Men's and women's athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division II and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ North Canton Chamber
  7. ^ New Berlin, Ohio
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ DeLorme (1991). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-233-1.
  10. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  13. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/3956294.html

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