Canton, Mississippi

Canton: City in Madison County, Mississippi, USA


Canton is a city located in the county of Madison in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Its population at the 2010 census was 13,189 and a population density of 235 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 11,799 inhabitants.

Canton locator map
Location of Canton on Mississippi map.

Quick Facts about Canton

Population : 11,799 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
County : Madison County
Postal code : 39046
Phone Area Codes : 601
Area : 56.01 km2
Altitude : 233 feet / 71 meters
Capital city : Canton is capital of Madison County
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 03:22:16 (7th December 2023)
Density : 211 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -11.78% (2010-2020)
Weather : 33℉ Mostly Clear then Areas Of Frost 7-days weather
Madison County Mississippi Courthouse image
Madison County Mississippi Courthouse
Madison County Mississippi Courthouse image


Canton is located at 32°36'46"N 90°2'12"W (32.6126400, -90.0367500).

Canton map


Canton forecast: Areas of frost after midnight. Mostly clear, with a low around 33. East northeast wind 0 to 5 mph. more


According to census records, the population of Canton decreased by 11.78% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 13,189 - census
2011 12,006 -9.85% estimation process
2012 11,980 -0.22% estimation process
2013 11,955 -0.21% estimation process
2014 12,406 3.64% estimation process
2015 12,344 -0.5% estimation process
2016 12,294 -0.41% estimation process
2017 12,178 -0.95% estimation process
2018 12,193 0.12% estimation process
2019 12,094 -0.82% estimation process
2020 11,799 -2.5% estimation process

Canton zip code is 39046. County name: Madison, County fips: 28089

People born in Canton (30)

People born in Canton, including musician Sonny Landreth, politician Eaton J. Bowers, United States Congressman from Texas Scott Field, .


  • Ronnie Lester (American basketball player) he was born in 01/01/1959
  • Rowland Garrett (basketball player) he was born in 16/06/1950
  • Tevester Anderson (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 26/02/1937
  • W. R. Alford (mathematician (1937-2003)) he was born in 21/07/1937
  • Caroline Herring (American musician) she was born in 10/12/1969
  • Clyde X (Member of the Nation of Islam) he was born in 01/01/1931
  • Darvin Adams (American football player) he was born in 05/01/1990
  • Duncan M. Gray, Jr. (American bishop) he was born in 21/09/1926
  • Earl B. Dickerson (American activist) he was born in 22/06/1891
  • George Doherty (American football player and coach) he was born in 01/01/1920
  • L. C. Greenwood (American football player (1946-2013)) he was born in 08/09/1946
  • Marvin Hayes (American artist) he was born in 30/09/1939
  • Shawn O'Hara (American political candidate) he was born in 06/01/1958
  • Walter S. Davis (American football coach) he was born in 09/08/1905
  • William M. Walton (American politician) he was born in 17/01/1832
  • Cleophus Robinson (American gospel singer and preacher) he was born in 18/03/1932
  • John McCrady (American painter) he was born in 11/09/1911
  • Jim Herring (Mississippi lawyer, judge, and Republican politician) he was born in 13/11/1938

Schools in Canton

College & universities near Canton, MS

Code Name City ZIP
176451 Wesley Biblical Seminary Ridgeland (MS) 39157-1920
176406 Tougaloo College Tougaloo (MS) 39174
475459 Midwest Technical Institute-Ridgeland Ridgeland (MS) 39157-6027
175528 Antonelli College-Jackson Jackson (MS) 39206
374316 Academy of Hair Design-Jackson Jackson (MS) 39211

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Canton, MS

Code Name Address Type
JAN Union Station 300 W. Capital Street RAIL
YAZ Yazoo City West Broadway (SR149) and North Water Street RAIL
VKS Vicksburg, MS 1295 South Frontage Road BUS
HAZ Hazlehurst station North Ragsdale Ave and East Conway St. RAIL
GWD Greenwood Carrolton Ave. and East Gibbs Street RAIL

Post offices near Canton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Canton Post Office Canton (MS) 39046

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  • Canton , Massachusetts town in Massachusetts, United States with a population of 24,029 people.
  • Canton , Illinois city in Fulton County, Illinois, United States with a population of 13,265 people.
  • Canton , Ohio city in Stark County, Ohio, United States with a population of 12,470 people.
  • Canton , New York village in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States with a population of 11,024 people.
  • Canton , Connecticut town in Connecticut, United States with a population of 10,230 people.
  • Canton , North Carolina town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States with a population of 4,369 people.
  • Canton , Texas city in Van Zandt County, Texas, United States with a population of 3,941 people.
  • Canton , Missouri city in Lewis County, Missouri, United States with a population of 2,314 people.
  • Canton , Pennsylvania borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States with a population of 1,855 people.
  • Canton , Maine town in Maine, United States with a population of 1,097 people.
  • Canton , Minnesota city in Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States with a population of 765 people.
  • Canton , Kansas city in Kansas, United States with a population of 688 people.
  • Canton , South Dakota city in and county seat of Lincoln County, South Dakota, United States with a population of 617 people.
  • Canton , Oklahoma town in Blaine County, Oklahoma, United States with a population of 587 people.
  • Canton , Wisconsin town in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, USA with a population of 297 people.

Other cities in Madison County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Madison County , MS.

City Name Population Title
Madison 25,701 City in Madison County, Florida, United States
Ridgeland 23,938 City in Mississippi, United States
Flora 1,866 Town in Mississippi
Richton 992 Human settlement in Perry County, Mississippi, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Canton distances to largest Mississippi cities