City of Canton Profile

Population
  2010 Census 2000 Census 1990 Census
City 3,581 3,292 2,949
County       51,996 48,140 37,944

 

Government, City of Canton
Type of Local Government Mayor/Council
Number on Council 6
Municipal Police 14
Paid Fireman 1 (Fire Chief), 3 FT, 17 PT
City Zoning Body Yes
Master Plan Yes

 

Taxes
Van Zandt County $ .40343                 
Canton, City $ .4203320*
Canton ISD $ 1.471
Municipal Sales Tax 1.5%
State Sales Tax 6.25%
EDC Sales Tax .5%
(Per $100)
*There is a 20% homestead exemption on property and a $9,000 exemption and tax freeze for those who are disabled or have attained the age of 65 years.

 

Education
Elementary 1 PK - 2 477    
Intermediate 1       3 - 5 420
Junior/Middle High 1       6 - 8 431
High School 1 9 - 12 556
Private School 1 K - 8 N/A
Total District Enrollment 1884

 

Colleges/Universities/Vocational Schools
Location Distance (miles)
Trinity Valley Community College Athens                    30                                     
Trinity Valley Community College Terrell 30
University of Texas at Tyler Tyler 35
Tyler Junior College Tyler 35
Texas A&M - Commerce Commerce 45
Southern Methodist University Dallas 60
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson 70
University of North Texas Denton 90

 

Media
Papers - Weekly                  Canton Herald
  Van Zandt News (County)
Radio Stations One Local
TV Stations / TV Cable Yes

 

Churches
Assembly of God                  Episcopal
Baptist Methodist
Catholic Presbyterian
Church of Christ Trinity Interdenominational
Church of God  

 

Recreation
Parks 3                                             
Area Lakes 5
Country Clubs 1
Health Centers 2
Public Golf Courses 2
Theaters 0
Tennis Courts 1
Bed & Breakfast Facilities 65
Hotel & Motel Rooms 250

 

Area Attractions
Blackwell House Museum
Edgewood Heritage Park
First Monday Trade Days
Plaza Museum

 

Climatic Information
Average Number of Days of Sunshine 233                                                               
Average High Temperature for July 96F
Average Low Temperature for July 68F
Average High Temperature for January 55F
Average Low Temperature for January 34F

 

Financial Institutions
American National Bank
Texas State Bank
First State Bank of Ben Wheeler
Prosperity Bank
Van Zandt Credit Union
Wood Forest National Bank

 

Employer # of Employees
Wal-Mart Supercenter 350
Canton ISD 258
Van Zandt County 215
Brookshires 100
Splash Kingdom 100
Winning Strategies 100
City of Canton 67
Duke's Travel Plaza 45
Canton Oaks 35
Trinity Mother Frances Clinic 35

 

Transportation & Infrastructure
Proximity to Interstate Highway I-20                                                 1mile
Proximity to Major Highways U.S. Hwy. 80 8 miles
U.S. Hwy. 19, 64, & 243 All 0
Proximity to Passenger Transportation Amtrak – Mineola – 30 minutes
Proximity to Commercial Airport DFW-100 miles; Love Field-75miles; Tyler Pounds Field- 35 miles
Proximity to Private Airport Canton Municipal Airport 1 mile
Proximity to Nearest Port Shreveport- 135 miles or Houston 211 miles
Proximity to Mexico Border Laredo – 450 miles
In miles, 0 indicates the road is within the city limits

 

Freight Carriers
Motor Freight Carriers 8                                         
Parcel Service Providers 3