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Canton Jobs Overview

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4,812
Job Openings
5.1%
Unemployment Rate
$40,980
Median Base Salary
14k
Population

Canton has the 2080th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Canton is part of the Jackson metro area. Unemployment in the Jackson area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Jackson has the 88th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Canton is below average at $40,980, and the median cost of a home in Canton is $110,000, which is below the national average. 20% of workers in Canton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 70% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Canton. 87% of Canton workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Canton spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

Madison County WIN Job Center

152 Watford Parkway Dr
Suite B; PO Box 450
Canton, MS 39046
601-859-7609