Canton has a total area of about 10 sq. kms. and located at an elevated height of about 2616 ft. above the ground level. It is a part of Asheville MSA. A similar named town is located in the state of Ohio. A large part of the local population is generally white and they are primarily engaged with the local education and the health sectors in and around the region. Some are also involved with the local health facilities and also with the government sector.