Census Bureau reports Canton population was 12,800 in 2017


Canton, Mississippi had a population of 12,800 people in 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Mississippi Business Daily.

The median age was 34, with 50.1 percent of the total population being female and 49.9 percent male.

The state’s total population in 2017 was 2,986,220.

An agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Census Bureau is responsible for compiling statistical facts about the American people, places and economy. Data for this story was compiled from the bureau’s American Community Survey. Information from the survey helps to determine how federal and state funds are distributed.

Statistical data for 2018 will be released later this year.

Canton population by sex
Estimated Number
Percent of total population
Male
6,392
49.9
Female
6,408
50.1
Total Population
12,800
100

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