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Canton, Michigan
Charter township
Charter Township of Canton
Canton Municipal Building
Motto: Michigan's Community of Vision.
Location of Canton within Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Wayne
Settled 1825
Organized 1834
Government
 • Supervisor Philip LaJoy
Area
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)  0.0%
Elevation 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 90,173
 • Density 2,500/sq mi (970/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48187-48188
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-13120
GNIS feature ID 1626030
Website www.canton-mi.org
Census Pop.
1960 5,313
1970 11,057 108.1%
1980 48,616 339.7%
1990 57,047 17.3%
2000 76,366 33.9%
2010 90,173 18.1%
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  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
  • Do It Yourself Packing - Rose can provide boxes and materials to make your job as easy as possible.
Basic Household Moving Services
  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Canton MI 48188
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I have had the occasion to use movers several times in the last five years  and I would say this was one of the  smoothest  of them all. The crew leader, Dave Cornett was highly experienced and very polite as was his assistant Chris. They were very careful in preparing both locations so as to avoid damage to floors, railings and walls.  I would highly recommend Rose Moving and Storage.
April 26, 2016
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Highly recommend using Rose Moving and Storage.
The whole "pack and load"  aspect went smoothly.  Jim Stafford was great at estimating, courteous and quick.  The crew of 4 arrived on time and were very pleasant.  Foreman Mark communicated well, was professional and kept a fast pace.  I was amazed at their speed.  Each item was wrapped well and they would always ask if they had specific item questions.  Mark even let my 3 year old pretend to drive the "big truck", which he loved. This move out was quick and I would highly recommend this team.
June 24, 2013
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THIS COMPANY MOVED MY FURNITURE AND BOXES TO MY NEW PLACE.
THEY WERE VERY PUNCTUAL AND RESPONSIVE TO THE DATE WE SET FOR THE MOVE. THEY DID A PROFESSIONAL JOB LOADING AND UNLOADING MY FURNITURE AND BOXES. I WOULD DEFINITELY USE THEM AGAIN BECAUSE NOTHING WAS DAMAGED.
March 23, 2006



Canton (Get Relocation Quote for Canton, MI) is a charter township of Wayne (Wayne, Michigan Moving Companies) in the U.S. state of Michigan. The commuter town is located 23 miles (37 km) west of Detroit and 17 miles (27 km) east of Ann Arbor. As of the 2010 census, the township had a population of 90,173, making it Michigan's second largest township and eleventh largest community. Canton is one of Michigan's fastest growing communities.

Communities

  • Sheldon or Sheldon's Corners is a historic locale in the south of the township on U.S. Highway 12 just west of Interstate 275 at 42°16′29″N 83°28′33″W / 42.27472°N 83.47583°W / 42.27472; -83.47583. It is named after Timothy F. Sheldon who purchased lands there in 1842.
  • Cherry Hill is a historic locale in the west of the township at 42°18′22″N 83°32′10″W / 42.30611°N 83.53611°W / 42.30611; -83.53611 at the intersection of Cherry Hill Road and Ridge Road. It is the site of a new urbanist neighborhood with architecture that is supposed to be reminiscent of what Canton was like a hundred years ago. It is located on a rise over a branch of the Lower River Rouge (River Rouge, MI Relocation Company). It is now the site of a theatre, the Village Theater. Cherry Hill Village is evolving into the "downtown" area, much like downtown Plymouth.

History

The township of Canton was created by act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature on March 7, 1834 out of what had been Plymouth (Plymouth, MI Relocation Companies). It was named after the city of Guangzhou (Canton) in China. The name was chosen for the purpose of not conflicting with the name of any post office in existence at the time. At the time, there was a territorial law from April 12, 1827, prohibiting the incorporation of any new township having the same name as any existing post office. However, on October 20, 1829, the legislature had passed legislation creating the townships of Lima and Richland out of Bucklin Township. Governor Lewis Cass returned the acts unapproved, citing a conflict under the law. The legislature thus had to substitute the names of Nankin and Pekin after the cities of Nanjing (Nanking) and Beijing (Peking) in China. Although the name of Pekin was changed to Redford in 1833, apparently when naming Canton, the legislature decided to continue having at least two townships named for Chinese cities.

The first meeting to organize the township was held in April 1834.

In the summer of 2002, the emerald ash borer was discovered in Canton (Get Moves Prices for Canton, MI).

The Canton (Get Move Cost for Canton, MI) Historical Society and Museum opened in 1982 in a one-roomed school house.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93 km2). No part of the total area is covered by water. The south of the township is drained by the Lower River Rouge (River Rouge, Michigan Relocation Company) and its tributaries, including Pine Creek, which drains from the northwest corner to the southeast. The northeast is drained by Tonquish Creek and Garden Creek, which are tributaries of the Middle River Rouge (River Rouge, Michigan Relocation Company).

Economy

Top employers

According to the Charter Township's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Plymouth (Plymouth, MI Moving Companies)-Canton Community Schools 2,500
2 Yazaki North America 1,062
3 Walmart 650
4 A. D. Transport Express 550
5 Sysco Detroit (Detroit, MI Relocation Company) 540
6 Charter Township of Canton (Get Moving Quote for Canton, MI) 356
7 Meijer 339
8 IKEA 314
9 Kroger 250
10 The Home Depot 230

The publisher Visible Ink Press has its headquarters in Canton (Get Moving Estimate for Canton, MI).

Transportation

Canton-Plymouth (Plymouth, MI Mover Reviews)-Mettetal Airport is in Canton Township.

Education

Canton Township is served by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (which serves the northern 2/3 portion of Canton), Wayne-Westland Community Schools (which serves the south-eastern portion of Canton) and Van Buren Public Schools (which serves the south-western portion of the township). P-CCS includes most of Canton Township, the city of Plymouth, Plymouth Township, and portions of Salem, Superior, and Northville (Northville, Michigan Relocation)s.

Schools

Wayne-Westland (Westland, Michigan Relocation) Community Schools

A portion is in Wayne-Westland (Westland, MI Moving) Community Schools

Plymouth (Plymouth, Michigan Moving Companies)-Canton Community Schools

Canton (Get Moving Quote for Canton, MI) High School, Canton (Get Relocation Cost for Canton, MI) Center Rd.

A portion is in the Plymouth (Plymouth, Michigan Relocation Companies)-Canton Community Schools.

  • Allen (Allen, Michigan Moving Company) Elementary School
  • Bentley Elementary School
  • Bird Elementary School
  • Canton (Get Relocation Prices for Canton, MI) High School *
  • Central Middle School
  • Discovery Middle School
  • Dodson Elementary School
  • East Middle School
  • Eriksson Elementary School
  • Farrand Elementary School
  • Fiegel Elementary School
  • Field Elementary School
  • Gallimore Elementary School
  • Hoben Elementary School
  • Hulsing Elementary School
  • Isbister Elementary School
  • Miller Elementary School
  • Pioneer Middle School
  • Plymouth (Plymouth, MI Moving Company) High School *
  • Salem High School *
  • Smith Elementary School
  • Starkweather Center (Alternative education)
  • Tanger Center (Alternative education)
  • Tonda Elementary School
  • West Middle School
  • Workman Elementary School

(* Part of the Plymouth (Plymouth, MI Moving)-Canton Educational Park)

Public charter schools

Private schools

Demographics

The U.S. Census Bureau also defined Canton (Get Movers Prices for Canton, MI) Township as a census-designated place (CDP) at the 2000 Census so that the community would appear on the list of places (like cities and villages) as well on the list of county subdivisions (like other townships). The final statistics for the township and the CDP were identical.

As of the census of 2010, there were 90,173 people, 32,771 households, and 24,231 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,121.5 per square mile (819.0/km²). There were 34,829 housing units at an average density of 789.8 per square mile (304.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 72.2% White, 10.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 14.1% Asian (8.0% Indian, 2.2% Chinese, 0.7% Filipino, 0.4% Korean, 0.3% Japanese, 0.3% Vietnamese, 2.2% Other Asian), 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 27,490 households out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.26. The median household price was $239,900 according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 American Community Survey estimates.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the township was $82,669, and the median income for a family was $95,267.[1] Males had a median income of $61,570 versus $35,615 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,609. About 2.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

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