Canton Jobs

  • Bilingual Foreign Service Consular Adjudicator - Chinese Mandarin

    U.S. Department of State - Canton, OH

    Job Title:Foreign Service Consular Adjudicator - Chinese Mandarin Department:Department Of State Agency:Department of State - Agency Wide Job Announcement...

    from U.S. Department of State - 11 hours ago
  • Experienced Ohio Truck Driver Position - Salaried!

    Heartland Express / Midwest Media - Canton, OH

    This role is with what is considered one of Heartland's Best of the Best fleets, huge opportunity to make a big splash. Heartland Express drivers are the key to the success of the...

    from Heartland Express / Midwest Media - 1 day ago
  • Truck Driver - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - Canton, OH

    Keep the Nation moving forward in the Army National Guard. In the Guard, the Truck Driver is the Soldier who makes sure other Soldiers and their supplies get where they need to...

    from Army National Guard - 1 day ago
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Canton, Ohio

Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio, United States. The city is located in northeastern Ohio, approximately 24 miles south of Akron and 60 miles south of Cleveland. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 80,806, but according to a 2006 census estimate, the population has declined to 78,924. Despite this decline, the 2004 figure actually moved Canton up from 9th to 8th place among Ohio cities, as Youngstown, once considerably more populous than Canton, suffered a larger decline. Canton is the county seat of Stark County . The Canton-Massillon Metropolitan Statistical Area has a total population of 409,764 as of the census of 2006. Canton is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the McKinley National Memorial, the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, and the First Ladies National Historic Site.

Canton Economy

The Canton area's economy is primarily industrial, with a significant agricultural segment. The city is home to the Timken Company, a major manufacturer of tapered roller bearings and specialty steel. Other companies that have significant operations are the Hoover Company , the Belden Brick Company , and Diebold . LTV Steel had been a large employer before its bankruptcy in 2000. Poultry production and dairy farming are also important segments of the economy of Canton and its environs. However, as in many industrial areas of the United States, employment in the manufacturing sector is in a state of long-term decline. The area is undergoing a transition to a retail- and service-based economy. In 2004 Timken Company proposed closing some of their factories in the Canton area, striking a blow to the economy and a bigger blow to city image and pride. Canton, as many mid-size American cities, has lost most of its downtown retail business to the suburbs, such as the extensive retail...more

Canton Careers

Among the most common occupations in Canton are Sales and office occupations, 23%; Service occupations, 19%; and Management, professional, and related occupations, 18%. Approximately 70 percent of workers in Canton, Ohio work for companies, 9 percent work for the government and 6 percent are self-employed.

Canton Industries

The leading industries in Canton, Ohio are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 21%; Manufacturing, 14%; and Retail trade, 12%. Simply Hired's Canton job listings indicate that the following industries in Canton are hiring the most workers:

Canton Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Canton, Ohio is $29,708, and the median income of households in Canton was $27,460.

Average Salaries in Canton, OH

Canton, OH


According to our Canton Trends data, the number of Canton, Ohio jobs has decreased by 6% since April 2013.
Canton job trends

Canton Employment Statistics

Population of Canton
Total population 72,584
Male 47.16%
Female 52.84%
Median age 34.6
Canton Housing
Owner-occupied homes 56.9%
Median cost of a home $79,700
Median mortgage payment $508
Renter-occupied homes 43.1%
Vacant housing 12.8%
Median monthly rent $505
Average Income
Median for all workers $20,053
Median for all male full-time $32,774
Median for all female full-time $26,642
Household Income
Less than $10,000 17%
$10,000 to $14,999 12%
$15,000 to $24,999 18%
$25,000 to $34,999 14%
$35,000 to $49,999 15%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 5%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 0%
$200,000 or more 0%
Less than 9th grade 4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 15%
High school graduate 46%
Some college, no degree 18%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 8%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 35%
Currently married 41%
Separated 2%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 14%
White 73%
Black or African American 25%
Asian 0%
Other 1%
Canton Commute
Carpool 8.6%
Public transportation 3.6%
Average travel time 18 minutes