North Canton was originally called New Berlin. The first 23 lots were surveyed in 1831 with the village growing to 865 residents by 1906. During World War I a successful petition drive resulted in a name change to North Canton on January 30, 1918. In January 1961 the village was declared a city with over 7700 residents.  The Charter form of government enacted in 1961 remains in place with periodic reviews by a citizen’s commission.

North Cantonians continue to keep the residential areas beautiful, support an excellent school system and houses of worship, provide ample park and recreational facilities and encourage cultural strength through an art gallery, local theatre and local history museum.

A North Canton Community Guide is available online

Information on North Canton’s City Government

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(Editorial content courtesy North Canton Heritage Society)

North Canton Population



Median Value Owner-occupied Home

Median Household Income


Bachelor's Degree (or higher)