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Canon, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Canon had a population of 786 as of July 1, 2017. Canon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canon is located at latitude 34.3417 and longitude -83.1118 in Hart County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canon (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hart County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 919 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Canon are located in Hart County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Franklin County.

The City of Canon (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Canon is located within Royston Division of Hart County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canon: West Bowersville.

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Canon, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 786
Daytime Population: Workers 62
Daytime Population: Residents 444
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 506
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 786
Population in Familes 655
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 252
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $34,790
Average Household Income $45,978
Per Capita Income $18,052


Total Housing Units 378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $121,552
Average Home Value $174,758


Total Households 314
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% 0.0%
Households -0.3% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Canon, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canon to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 387 38th
Population Density # 472 25th
Diversity Index # 513 18th
Median Household Income # 430 31st
Per Capita Income # 459 27th

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