Canton has the 1219th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 11.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Canton is part of the Atlanta metro area. Unemployment in the Atlanta area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Atlanta has the 10th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Canton is below average at $49,430, and the median cost of a home in Canton is $156,100, which is below the national average. 25% of workers in Canton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 76% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Canton. 80% of Canton workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Canton spend an average of 30 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.