Town of Canton

Canton Town SealCanton is a 19.58 square-mile community located 18 miles southwest of Boston. The town is conveniently situated near Routes 128, I-95, and 24 and is served by the MBTA’s commuter rail. The town’s prime commercial area is easily accessible to major highways and does not conflict with the community’s residential charm.

Canton is home to Massasoit Community College and offers various recreational activities at Blue Hills Reservation and Ski Area.


Blue Hills


Town Clerk: (781) 821-5013


Commonwealth Communities (Mass.Gov):Canton

Tax Rates:
Residential 12.30
Commercial 24.99

Median Housing Price: $437,541

Median Family Income: $87,207

 Population: 21,561

Public Schools:
School Superintendent – (781) 821-5060
Total Enrollment – 3,250
Per Pupil Expenditure – $13,414

SAT Scores:
Reading – 510
Math – 548
Writing – 514

Plans of High School Graduates:
4-Year College – 68%
2-Year College – 18%