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Canton Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome to Canton Minnesota! Location of Canton, Minnesota

Population: 
 Canton (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 391 386 362 343 346 +3 +0.87
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 0.99 0.99 1.00 1.00 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 391.00 389.90 365.66 343.00 346.00 +3 +0.87
Housing Units 163 187 177 171 177 +6 +3.51
Households -- 169 160 157 162 +5 +3.18
Persons Per Household -- 2.28 2.26 2.18 2.14 -0.04 -1.83

Geography:

Canton is a city in Fillmore County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square miles (2.59 km≤), all of it land. The elevation is 1,345 ft (410 m). US Highway 52 is a main route in the city.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 346 people, 162 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 346.0 inhabitants per square mile (133.6/km2). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 177.0 per square mile (68.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.7% White and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 162 households of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.7% were non-families. 40.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 43.3 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 343 people, 157 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density was 341.9 people per square mile (132.4/km≤). There were 171 housing units at an average density of 170.4/sq mi (66.0/km≤). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 157 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% 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 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,409, and the median income for a family was $25,972. Males had a median income of $22,917 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,373. About 14.9% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 19.8% of those age 65 or over.

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History:  

CANTON, first settled in March 1851, was organized May 11, 1858. "There was a spirited contest over the name, and quite a number were suggested, but the struggle was finally narrowed down to two names, 'Elyria,' suggested by E. P. Eddy, and that of 'Canton,' proposed by Fred Flor. The vote declared, in favor of Canton, but the Elyria party gave up reluctantly. . . . On the records up to 1860, the name Elyria is carried along in the town books, when it dropped out of sight." These are names of cities in northeastern Ohio, near the former homes of many settlers in this township. Canton is a large and very ancient city of southeastern China, and thence 23 states of our Union have given this name to villages, cities, and townships. The city of Canton was platted in 1879 and incorporated as a village on May 9, 1887; the post office was called Boomer, 1879-82, for its "booming" existence as suggested by John Manuel, the first postmaster, changing to Canton in 1882, with James Manuel as postmaster.

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Main Street looking north, Canton Minnesota, 1900's
Main Street looking north, Canton Minnesota, 1900's
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Government:
Canton City Hall
105 S Main Street
PO Box 92
Canton
, MN, 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8548
Canton City Hall, Canton Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018 Donivee Johnson
303 N First Street
Canton, MN 55922
(507) 743-8632
City Administrator appointed Lolly Melander
PO Box 92
Canton, MN 55922
(507) 743-5000
Council Member 12/31/2020 Cindy Shanks
106 S Main Street
Canton, MN 55922
(507) 743-8484
Council Member 12/31/2020 Randy Gossman
202 Ash Street N
Canton, MN 55922
(507) 458-0593
Council Member 12/31/2018 Ross Duckett
307 N First Street
Canton, MN 55922
(507) 743-8435
Council Member 12/31/2018 Charlie Warner
301 N 1st Street
Canton, MN 55922
(507) 459-9618

Post Office:
US Post Office
308 N Main Street
Canton, MN
55922-1021
Phone:
(507) 743-2256
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           10:00 am - 12:00 pm  

US Post Office

US Post Office, Canton Minnesota

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Tri-County Electric Coop (507) 864-7783
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone Acentek (888) 404-4940
Cable TV Mediacom (855) 633-4226

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Canton Minnesota area


Events:

Canton Day Off

For many years the highlight of the social life of Canton was its "Day Off". During the final of the nineteenth century, the Ladies Aid Society of the Church of the Assumption, sponsored a church supper on August 15th which is the feast day of the Assumption in the Catholic liturgy. In 1903, the leader of the Canton bank, Percy Young, offered to bring the band to entertain during the dinner. The following year, the celebration moved downtown and on August 15, 1904, the whole town sponsored a day long festival the first "Day Off". By the first world war, Canton's "Day Off" had become a regional event and special trains were run to bring in out-of-town visitors. Festivities were increased to include county championship baseball games, speakers, merry-go-rounds, aerialist acts, and evening dances at the town hall. Annual "Day Off" celebrations were held in Canton for over 50 years.

Canton Day Off

Attractions:

Amish Farmer's Market
Canton, MN 55922

 
Amish Community

The Amish of Harmony make a living by farming, working construction jobs, and like Swartzentruber counterparts in the Ethridge, Tennessee Amish settlement, various communities Ohio, and numerous other states, by operating low-tech businesses. Basket, furniture, and quilt-making are popular here (read more here on Amish furniture in Minnesota). Jams, rugs, quilts, baked goods, and cashew crunch are among the items available for sale at local Amish homes.
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Recreation:

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Health Care:

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Schools:
Mabel Canton Public School
316 W Fillmore Avenue
Mabel, MN 55954
Phone: (507) 493-5422
Fax: (507) 493-5425
Web: www.mabelcanton.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  335

Mabel-Canton Public Schools

Churches:
Assumption Catholic Church
207 N May
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8320
Web:  www.holyfamilyfillmoreco.org

Pastor:  Monsignor Donald P. Schmitz
Saturday Mass:  5:00 pm
Sunday Worship:
  none

Assumption Catholic Church, Canton Minnesota
Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church
104 W Fillmore Avenue
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-2260

Pastor:  Rev. Amy Perkins
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

 
Henrytown Lutheran Church - ELCA
36190 County Road 18
PO Box 103
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 886-2425

Pastor:  Dean Safe
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

Henrytown Lutheran Church's new building

Media:

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Motels:

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Resorts:

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Campgrounds:

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Businesses:
Alliance Land Company
36349 146th Street
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-3000
Web:  www.allianceland.net

Whether you are looking for farmland, investment properties, recreational land with trout streams, or residential properties we are sure you will find something of interest to you. Should you have any questions regarding any of the properties, donít hesitate to Contact Us.
Alliance Land Company, Canton Minnesota
American Legion Post 400
114 N Main Street
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 493-5127
American Legion Post 400, Canton Minnesota
Amherst Auto Sales
520 W Highway 52 # B
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-2268
 
Autos by Owners
307 N Ash
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8519
 
Badgersett Farm
18606 Deer Road
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8570
Web: www.badgersett.com

With roots going back to 1978, Badgersett Research Corporation works on bringing "Woody Agriculture" into the mainstream world of full scale staple food production. Besides selling the nuts we grow, we breed and sell seedlings of hybrid hazelnuts and hybrid chestnuts, and we are involved in all aspects of commercializing these crops, from developing machinery and harvest procedures to consumer products and marketing.

Badgersett Farm, Canton Minnesota
Canton Car Wash and Laundromat
101 W Canton Avenue
Canton MN 55922
Phone: n/a
Canton Car Wash and Laundromat, Canton Minnesota
Canton City Clerk
105 S Main Street
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-5000
Canton Community Hall, Canton Minnesota
Canton Community Hall
105 S Main Street
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8548
Canton Community Hall, Canton Minnesota
Canton Fire Department
105 S Main Street
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8548
Canton Fire Department, Canton Minnesota
Canton Township Shed
307 E Prairie Avenue
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-2239
 
Countryside Auto Sales
510 W Highway 52
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8374
Countryside Auto Sales, Canton Minnesota
Coyote Hill Trucking and Excavating
18264 County Road 23
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 458-2898

Licensed MN/IA Septic Installer, Demolition, Rock Busting, Stump/brush removal, Thumb/Jack Hammer Work, Waterlines, and etc. Call Trent at 507-458-2898
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Davis Construction LLC
12516 US Highway 52
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8366
Davis Construction LLC, Canton Minnesota
Eiken Farms
17112 371st Avenue
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 886-2342
 
First Southeast Bank
111 N Main Street
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-2204
Web: www.firstsoutheastbank.com

For nearly 120 years, our dedicated staff have made it their top priority to provide exemplary service to the communities in which we live, worship, work and play. We are glad for our customers who have chosen us to provide the financial services they have come to rely on for their personal and business needs. If you are not currently a customer, we would be happy to show you how we can become your trusted partner for all of your financial needs. At First Southeast Bank, our customers and the communities we serve are our number one priority and we look forward to serving now and for years to come.

Canton State Bank, Canton Minnesota
Fishbaugher Repair
14894 County 21
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-3006
 
Head and Tails Taxidermy
16004 County Road 23
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8638
 
Lumberyard Antiques
105 N Main Street
PO Box 102
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8338

Our store offers five rooms filled with antiques, collectables, art, books, jewelry, primitives and more! We add new items regularly. Come check us out and enjoy a cup of coffee on our lovely back patio.
 
Newman Heating and Cooling
105 S West Street
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8325
Web:  www.newmanheatingandcooling.com

Sales and installation for both residential and light commercial heating and cooling systems Problem diagnosis and repair of heating or cooling system failures - Service on all makes and models - Gas, Oil, Electric, Geo-Thermal Routine Maintenance and Safety Inspection Geo-Thermal - Planning, Sales, Installation and repair of the latest Geo-Thermal technology Licensed and Insured - OSHA HVAC Trained and Certified Plumbing - Master Plumber licensed and bonded for all your plumbing needs
 
Old Crow Antiques and Amish Tours
101 Highway 52
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8400
Web:  oldcrowantiques.blogspot.com

We moved to SE Minnesota to be closer to the source of our Antique business. As a bonus we are located in the center of the largest Amish community west of the Mississippi river. The Amish are our friends, neighbors & business partners. The bucolic lifestyle they lead, is an inspiration to us & our antique business. Through our Amish tours- we can open a window into how life was here in SE Minnesota before cars & electricity were the norm.
OLD Crow Antiques and Amish Tours
Preston Dairy & Farm
601 W Highway 52
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-2250
 
Road Side Bakery
US Highway 52 (1 mile w of Canton)
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: n/a

Amish owned and operated. Pies, honey, breads, candy, soaps, rugs, baskets & more
 
Sarah's Diner
601 W US Highway 52
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8204
Canton Coffee Shop, Canton Minnesota
Schwartzenberger Baskets
34330 130th Street
Canton, MN 55922
Phone:  n/a

Amish owned and operated. Baskets, loom rugs, hickory rockers, real leather belts, aevoratic jewelry box
 
Southern Minnesota Urethanes
400 W Highway 52
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-6000
Web:  www.mnurethanes.com

Southern Minnesota Urethanes, LLC has 21 years in business experience in the application and maintenance of spray applied polyurethane foam systems and protective coatings throughout the midwest.
 
Springside Farm
12620 Deer Road
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8326

Springside Farm produces all-natural, pasture raised cow milk for a cooperative. Milk is available to consumers, although those interested in purchasing the milk should contact the farm ahead of time to inquire about availability. Milk should be available year-round.
 
Stortz Satellite
14688 385th Avenue
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8486
 
US Post Office
308 N Main Street
Canton, MN
55922-1021
Phone:
(507) 743-2256
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office, Canton Minnesota
Wild Red's Canton Pub
110 N Main Street
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8565

Canton Pub, Canton Minnesota
Yoder B & H
County Road 21 (1 mile n of Canton)
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: n/a

Amish owned and operated. Quality leather items, custom saddles, tack, honey, jam & more
ZZ Tap
200 N Main Street
Canton, MN 55922
Phone: (507) 743-8361

ZZ Tap, Canton Minnesota

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