Town of


801 Washington St. Canton, MA 02021

Phone: 781-821-5000

Town Administrator:

Charles Doody

Select Board:

Christopher Albert
John Connolly
Michael Loughran
John McCourt
Thomas Theodore

Annual Town Meeting:

May 8, 2023
May, 2nd Monday

Municipal Election:

April 4, 2023
April, 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday


Population Density1,296
Registered Voters17,935
Income Per Capita$60,190
EQV Per Capita$232,449
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$11.35
Commercial Tax Rate$24.18
Average Tax Bill$7,466
Total Expenditures$87,471,039
Total Tax Levy$87,628,310
State Aid$9,398,305
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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