Town of


801 Washington St. Canton, MA 02021

Phone: 781-821-5000

Town Administrator:

Charles Doody

Select Board:

Christopher Albert
Patricia Boyden
John Connolly
Michael Loughran
John McCourt

Annual Town Meeting:

May 13, 2024
May, 2nd Monday

Municipal Election:

April 2, 2024
April, 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday


Population Density1,302
Registered Voters17,341
Income Per Capita$64,467
EQV Per Capita$260,594
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate76.9%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$560,200
Median Gross Rent$1,931
Total Households9,305
Average Household Size2.56

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$10.57
Commercial Tax Rate$21.57
Average Tax Bill$7,686
Total Expenditures$91,013,151
Total Tax Levy$91,210,271
State Aid$10,797,965
Local Receipts$8,800,000
CPA Year Enacted2012
CPA Surcharge1.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential, first $100,000 - commercial
Town Hall of Canton

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Canton has a collective mission to provide quality services, which efficiently and effectively promote, preserve, and protect its resident population, environment, and sense of community. The town aims to enhance its special character and the quality of life for its residents.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1797
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board5
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area18.8 mi2
Public Roads113.4 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Stephen Lynch

Mass. Senate

Paul Feeney

Mass. House

William Galvin

Income Per Capita

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