Mayor and aldermanic form of local government.
City Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month
and are televised over local cable access Channel 3.
Police and Fire Departments with state-of-the-art equipment including
two K-9 units.
92 civic organizations.
Retail trade is the major industry.
8 tennis courts.
8 ball fields.
8 public parks with over 1,300 acres.
Local airport with runway length of 3,900 feet.
23 miles from the nearest commercial airport.
Canton is served by State Routes 78 and 9.
Health and fitness centers. Active YMCA & YWCA.
4 banquet facilities.
Active Chamber of Commerce.
Diversified cultural events.
24 hour ambulance service.
24 hour trauma center.
Median household income: $22,491.
Median housing value: $36,449.
Largest employers include: Illinois River Correctional Center; Graham
Medical Services; Canton Union School District; Spoon River College; City
of Canton; APAC Services.