The city of Canton is located in the county of Van Zandt. It covers a total area of 14.6 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in advertising, aviation, arts and crafts, automotive, construction, apparel, information technology, pharmaceuticals, freight forwarding, health, insurance, metal, oil and lubrication, publishing, real estate and telecommunication. Commercial spaces are utilized by campgrounds, restaurants, facilities for truck repairing and services, pet shops and libraries, contribute to the local economy in a positive way.