About Canton

Canton: A Community That Has It All
Canton is located in the heart of southeastern Michigan. Situated conveniently between Detroit and Ann Arbor, Canton is a community that has it all. Canton is just minutes from Metro Airport, and within the 36 square miles that make up Canton, you will find:
  • A responsive local government
  • A wide-variety of housing options
  • A world-class library
  • Acres of parks
  • Outstanding shopping opportunities
  • Restaurants for every taste
Add to that a state-of-the-art community center, a premiere performance venue, and nationally-accredited leisure services and Police Departments, and you come up with a community that enjoys an outstanding quality of life.
Canton, Michigan has a population of over 92,000, and has an average household income of $84,000. We are home to the state’s only IKEA, as well as other major retailers and employers.

Ford Road is the community’s main retail corridor, however, Canton's Michigan Avenue corridor is fast becoming the hot new location for retail business. This major link between I-275 and Ann Arbor features Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, Kohls and more. Add to that the Canton Sports Center, and you have thousands of cars traveling Michigan Avenue on a daily basis.

Canton offers many business-friendly amenities including abundant and affordable space that is easily accessible via major road, air, rail, and water transport corridors. Canton is committed to development that is well-planned, as it continues to grow into a comprehensive retail, commercial, and light industrial region.