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Canton Admin. Building
1150 Canton Center Rd. S
Canton, MI 48188
Ph:734/394-5100
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

About Canton, Michigan
Wayne County

Government

The ruling body is called the Board of Trustees. It is made up of seven elected members, of which three are full-time administrators and four are part-time trustees. The full-time elected officials are the Supervisor, Treasurer, and Clerk. They also oversee the day-to-day administrative operations of the Township.

Administration

The administrative operations are made up of four departments: Finance & Budget, Leisure Services, Municipal Services and Public Safety.Canton Township is the sixth largest employer in the community.

The Canton Community is located in the State of Michigan, USA, on the far western edge of Wayne county. Canton is approximately 20 miles east of Ann Arbor, 35 miles west of Detroit and 50 miles north of Toledo, Ohio. The township of Canton was established in 1834 and is one of the fastest growing communities in the state today.

Demographics

  • Established: 1834
  • Area: 36 Square Miles
  • Government: Charter Township
  • Population: (2007 SEMCOG) 89,629
  • Taxpayers: 32,000
  • Registered Voters: 63,704
  • Housing Units: 28,505
  • Valuation: $5.04 billion
  • Tax Rate: 10.4 mills
    • Police: 4.926
    • Fire: 3.108
    • General: 2.366
  • Median Household Income (2010): $80,283
  • Labor Force (2003): 31,850
  • 2012 SEV: $2.52 billion
  • 2012 Taxable Value: $3.3 billion

Canton's Largest Employers

  • Plymouth-Canton Schools
  • Yazaki North America
  • Walmart
  • A.D. Transport Express
  • Sysco Detroit

Population (2010 Census Estimates)

  • Population: 90,173
2010 Census
  • 0-17 years: 24,571
  • 18 to 34 years: 17,997
  • 35 to 64 years: 39,577
  • 65 and older: 8,028

 

Diversity (2010 census estimates)

  • White: 70%
  • Indian/Asian: 14.1%
  • Black: 10.1%
  • Hispanic: 3.1%
  • Other: .4%

Canton Labor Force (2010)

  • Total Work Force: 39,050
  • Employed: 37,800
  • Unemployed: 3,827

Canton Revenues

  • Taxes: 56%
  • Inter-Government: 15%
  • Charges for Services: 8%
  • Licenses, Permits: 3%
  • Interest / Other: 18%

Canton Expenditures

  • Police: 25%
  • General Government: 17%
  • Fire: 17%
  • Recreation: 14%
  • Public Works: 9%
  • Capital Outlay: 9%
  • Debt: 5%
  • Community & Economic Development: 4%

Total Millage Rates by School District (2008):

  • Plymouth-Canton: 35.6413
  • Wayne-Westland: 37.8376
  • Van Buren: 36.0954

 

Coming Up in Canton
Thursday Night Concert Series @ Heritage Park Amphitheater featuring Moose and Da Sharks (50's and 60's music)

Canton Color Tour Jazz Series

Farmers Market

Planning Commission Meeting

More Community Events ....

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