The city of Canton, located in northeastern Ohio, is 60 miles south of Cleveland. According to a 2007 census, Canton is known for being the eighth most populous city in Ohio with a population of 78,319 people.
Canton’s economy is primarily based in the industrial sector with an emphasis in agriculture. Several large companies including the Timken Company, the Belden Brick Company, and Diebold are based in this city. Different types of food producers such as Nickels Bakery (baked goods) and Park Farms (poultry) which are found in Canton are important to its economy. For recreation, residents and visitors of Canton can visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the McKinley National Memorial, the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, and the First Ladies National Historic Site. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival is held every summer in Canton which includes a parade, fashion show, and hot air balloon festival. Canton’s public transportation is managed by SARTA, the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority. Travelers can use the Interstate Highway System, two limited-access highways, and arterial roads to travel throughout the state. The neighborhoods in Canton are Crystal Park, Dueber, Harter Heights, Highland Park, Market Heights, Newton Zone, Ridgewood, Summit, West Park, and West Branch Park.