Canton is a city located in Cherokee County, Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,709. Canton is the fastest growing city in Georgia and the 5th fastest growing city in the United States over 10,000 people with an estimated population of 15,094 in 2004. The city is the county seat of Cherokee County.
From nationally recognized restaurants to local fine dining opportunities, the City of Canton is a food connoisseur's dream come true. Ranging from Mexican and Chinese to New Orleans cuisine or a well-seasoned steak, Canton's restaurant facilities offer all choices. Breakfast on the way to the lake, lunch during an all-day shopping excursion, and casual or elegant dinners ? all are available for your dining pleasure in Canton.
Cherokee County Public Schools has over 34 facilities and over a thousand certified faculty and staff members, making it one of the fastest growing school systems in the southeast.
Industries have located in Canton to enjoy the natural beauty of the area while maintaining close proximity to major transportation corridors. Access to Interstate 575 via five exits and an upscale industrial park with rail service within the city limits have been incentives to attract industry to Canton. Increased housing and a strong commitment to new and existing infrastructure have exhibited the city's desire to attract high quality industry.
The City of Canton is a major participant in the creation and development of Technology Ridge, the newly-established Community Improvement District (CID) which parallels Interstate 575 within Cherokee County. High-tech industry and corporate operational centers will benefit from this well-orchestrated CID and the caliber of potential employees who reside in the area.