Located just east of Fells Point, Canton is a quaint neighborhood that's known for having a trendy social scene. It's one of the area's most popular places to live thanks to its proximity to the Baltimore metro area. It has a hip, young vibe while still staying true to its roots as an industrial and fishing area. Canton is a very walkable neighborhood that's conveniently located. Young professionals and families love the neighborhood's urban feel and laid-back atmosphere.
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Canton has a population of 12,040 and a population density of 2,859 per square mile. The area's demographics are mostly white (89.31%), black (4.99%) and Asian (3.03%). The median age is 34.9 and residents tend to be liberal. The median home value in Canton is $259,906, which is 41 percent higher than the United States average. Approximately 62 percent of residents own their homes. Those who rent pay an average of $1,548 per month. Browse the newest real estate listings in Canton.
The high school graduation rate in Canton is 91 percent, which is 10 percent higher than the U.S. average and 6 percent higher than the rest of Maryland. The top public schools here include Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore City College, Baltimore School for the Arts, Independence School Local High School, and Western High School. Find homes in Canton by school district.
The cost of living in Canton is 18 percent higher than the national average. However, this is offset by significantly higher incomes. The median household income in the area is $98,085, which is 77 percent higher than the national average, and the income per capita is 75 percent higher, coming in at $52,127. The unemployment rate comes in at 2 percent, which is 50 percent lower than the national average.
Locals generally have the same job opportunities as residents of other Baltimore neighborhoods. The area's top five sector employers include John Hopkins University, John Hopkins Health Center, University of Maryland Health System, MedStar Health, and Northrop Grumman.
Canton is an up-and-coming area with no shortage of things to do. It's a family-friendly neighborhood that hosts many outdoor events like summer concerts and wine festivals.
One of the highlights of the neighborhood is O’Donnell Street. This bustling area is lined with specialty shops, bars, pubs, coffee shops, and restaurants. One of the area's most popular shopping destinations is a mall—called The Can Company—which is located inside a renovated canning plant. It offers residents and visitors a selection of retail stores and upscale dining options.
Canton Waterfront Park is another popular destination among the locals. It offers locals 7.5 miles of trails for walking or biking as well as a dog park and water taxi. This park is also home to the Korean War Memorial.
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