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West Canton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

West Canton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the West Canton Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Haywood County at latitude 35.5379 and longitude -82.8582. Haywood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,726 feet.

The formal boundaries for the West Canton Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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West Canton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Canton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 404 45th
Population Density1 # 270 64th
Diversity Index2 # 720 3rd
Median Household Income # 299 60th
Per Capita Income # 335 55th

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West Canton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,215
Population in Households 1,215
Population in Familes 1,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 886
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 499
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 345
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 377 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $121,667
Average Home Value $133,024


Median Household Income $41,513
Average Household Income $51,547
Per Capita Income $21,112
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.61% -0.35%
Households -0.6% -0.32%
Families -0.87% -0.47%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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