Canton

42.1584° N, 71.1448° W

 

Situated 15 miles south of Boston in Norfolk County and settled in 1630, Canton, MA is a dynamic town that has evolved from a charming colonial village into a charming residential enclave with a rich historical past. At the heart of town's identity lies its industrial heritage. Historically, the town played a pivotal role in copper trade, as Paul Revere built the nation’s first copper rolling mill in Canton in 1801. The remnants of this industrial legacy can still be seen in the architectural character of the town, with some historic buildings preserving the essence of Paul Revere and his impact on the community.

 

Canton has a diverse background, boasting a robust education system, charming residential neighborhoods, and an abundance of parks and trails including Blue Hills State Park. It is considered a connectivity hub, offering two commuter rail train stations and access to several major roadways. Its location is highly desirable with convenient access to points both north and south. Whether exploring its historic landmarks, participating in community events, or enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds it, residents and visitors alike find Canton to be a welcoming community, standing as a testament to the seamless integration of history, community, and progress.

 

WHY WE LOVE IT: Aside from its convenient location off of i95 and its vibrant community, Canton is also home to one of the oldest operational railroad viaducts in the world! The bridge was completed in 1835 and is a comforting symbol of the town and its residents.

 

Points of Interest

  • Blue Hills Reservation
  • Blue Hills Ski Area
  • Canton Viaduct
  • Paul Revere Heritage Site
  • Trillium Brewing Company
  • Topgolf
  • Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate
  • Museum of American Bird Art

Transportation

  • MBTA Commuter Rail
  • Interstate 95
  • Interstate 90
  • Route 138
  • Route 24
  • Route 128

Education

  • 3 Elementary Schools (Grades K thru 5)
  • 1 Middle School (Grades 6 thru 8)
  • 1 High School (Grades 9 thru 12)
  • Blue Hills Regional Technical School
  • Massasoit Community College

Overview for Canton, MA

24,122 people live in Canton, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $62,712. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,122

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

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

$62,712

Average individual Income

Around Canton, MA

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

4
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
32
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Velocity Sports Performance Norwood, Field Martial Arts Academy, and Crossfit Florian.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.33 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.43 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.98 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.97 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.18 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Canton, MA

Canton has 9,305 households, with an average household size of 3. 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. 24,122 people call Canton home. The population density is 2,096.691 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,122

Total Population

High

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

43

Median Age

48.55 / 51.45%

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
9,305

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$62,712

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, MA

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Primary Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
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
The Judge Rotenberg Center
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
St John The Evangelist School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Blue Hill Montessori School
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Dba:clarke School Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Cole Harrington School Age Enrichment
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Rodman Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5

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