North Canton, Ohio
|North Canton, Ohio|
|Nickname(s): The Dogwood City|
Location of North Canton, Ohio
|• Mayor||David J. Held|
|• Total||6.40 sq mi (16.58 km2)|
|• Land||6.40 sq mi (16.58 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,161 ft (354 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||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|
|GNIS feature ID||1065163|
The following timeline includes several important points in the history of North Canton:
- 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.
- 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.
As of the census 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.
As of the census 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.
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.
- Andy Alleman, 2007 3rd round draft choice (88th overall) of the New Orleans Saints
- Todd Blackledge, played one season at North Canton Hoover High School before attending Penn State University, where he later guided the Nittany Lions to an NCAA football national championship in 1982. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. Presently a college football analyst for ESPN.
- Joe DeRosa, an official in the National Basketball Association
- Jehu Grubb (c.1781 - 1854), an early settler and Justice of the Peace, a War of 1812 veteran who served in the Ohio Legislature from 1828 to 1832. Buried at St. Jacobs Cemetery along with many descendants, Jehu was the original owner of the site of his step-son's Jacob H. Bair House.
- Dickie Hemric, held the ACC record for points in NCAA basketball for 51 years and still leads in most rebounds for the conference at Wake Forest. Played for the Boston Celtics.
- Marty Lee Hoenes, lead guitarist for Donnie Iris and the Cruisers
- Eddie McClintock, actor, mostly recently known for Warehouse 13 on Syfy
- Jeffrey Mylett, member of the original cast of Godspell
- Mark Phillips, former editor-in-chief of Boston Metro newspaper and frequent contributor to the Daily Mirror in London. Phillips consults on behalf of Fortune 500 companies on matters relating to media acquisitions.
- Dick Snyder, former NBA basketball player for the St. Louis Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics, and Cleveland Cavaliers
- Rabbit Warstler, MLB infielder for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Bees, and Chicago Cubs, 1930-1940
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- City of North Canton official site
- North Canton city schools
- Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau