The Canton Community


Canton Michigan Summit on the Park In Canton, Michigan, you will find one of the fastest growing communities in all of Wayne County.

We have a keen sense of where we came from and a clear vision of where we are headed. Our community offers a unique blend of rural and suburban character, traditional and modern values, and historical and futuristic perspectives.

Although established more than 162 years ago, there is a young feel to our community. The average age of our population, for example, is only 30 years; and yet we have family homesteads dating back to the 1840's and historic schoolhouses dating from the 1870's.

With a population growth of more than 420 percent since 1970, Canton now stands at well over 65,000 people, but more than 35 percent of our 36 square miles remains undeveloped, rural open space.

The population growth we have seen is expected to continue through to 2000 as more and more people discover what Canton has to offer both newcomers and longtime residents.

Canton's beautiful new community center (Summit on the Park-pictured above), the Downtown Development Authority "Streetscape" and the Pheasant Run golf/residential community, all offer a taste of the future in our community.

. Demographics
1990 Census Data
. Housing Characteristics
1990 Census Data
. Total population (1997)
Total population (1980)
% Change 1980 to 1990
Total households
Total households (1980)
% Change 1980 to 1990
Average family size
Total families
Per capita income
Median household income
Median age
. 68,000
48,616
17.33
19,542
15,938
22.61
3.36
15,164
$15,338
$43,632
27.3
. Total housing units(1997)
Owner occupied
% of total occupied
Median housing value
Average sale price 1997
*
Renter occupied
Median contract rent(97)

*1997 Average sales price
information obtained from
real estate sales data
. 23,500
14,279
73.07
$109,300
$173,286
5,263
$534
.
.
. Major Employers and
# of Employees (1997)
. Total
Labor Force
. Plymouth-Canton Schools
Meijers Thrifty Acres
Kmart Corporation
American Yazaki
Miesel-Sysco Foods
Charter Twp. of Canton
. 1,345
850
497
447
440
257
. 1990
1995
2000 (projected figure)
2005 (projected figure)
. 14,229
17,508
21,091
24,574
.
.
. Medical Facilities . Major Highways
. Henry Ford Medical Center
Oakwood Hosp.-Merriman Center
Garden City Osteopathic
. Interstate 275
US-12 (Michigan Ave)
M-153 (Ford Road)
.
.
. Canton Library .
. Canton Public Library . 1200 S. Canton Center Road . 734-397-0999
.
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. Canton Municipal Services .
. Administration Building
Township Supervisor
Township Clerk
Township Treasurer
Township Assessor
Water Department
Building & Inspections
Public Works
Police Department
Fire Station #1
Fire Station #2
Senior Center
. 1150 S. Canton Center Road
1150 S. Canton Center Road
1150 S. Canton Center Road
1150 S. Canton Center Road
1150 S. Canton Center Road
1150 S. Canton Center Road
1150 S. Canton Center Road
4847 S. Sheldon Road
1150 S. Canton Center Road
1100 S. Canton Center Road
41500 Warren Road
46000 Summit Parkway
. 734-397-1000
734-397-5380
734-397-5367
734-397-5372
734-397-5365
734-397-5418
734-397-5400
734-397-5441
734-397-3000
734-981-1113
734-454-4655
734-397-5444
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. Canton Utilities .
. Electric
Gas
Gas
Phone
Cable
. Detroit Edison
Michigan Consolidated Gas
Consumers Power
Ameritech
Media One
. 800-477-4747
313-965-0070
313-427-5700
313-221-4900
734-459-7300
.


Canton Public School Districts
There are three school districts in Canton Township. The primary one is the Plymouth/Canton School District. A small number of Canton students in the southeast area of the township attend the Wayne/Westland School District, and a smaller number in the southwest corner of the Township attend Van Buren Public Schools.

Follow these links for information about Canton School Districts
Plymouth/Canton School District
Wayne/Westland School District
For information about the Van Buren
School District, call (734) 697-9123


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Steve Hatfield, Realtor
CENTURY 21 Curran & Christie
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Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
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