Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States, approximately 24 miles (39 km) south of Akron in the northeastern part of the state and 60 miles (97 km) south of Cleveland.
The city of Canton is the largest incorporated area in the Canton-Massillon Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the Canton-Massillon metropolitan area, which includes all of Stark and Carroll counties, had a population of 404,422.
The Canton–Massillon Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in Northeast Ohio, anchored by the cities of Canton and Massillon. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 404,422.
As of the census of 2000, there were 406,934 people, 159,442 households, and 110,957 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 90.84% White, 6.73% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.
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