Home security experts SafeWise ranked Canton 11th in its list of the 50 Safest Cities in Georgia with populations over 5,000.
The company based the ranking on findings from the FBI's "Crime in the U.S." report.
Auburn, Ga., in Barrow County was ranked No. 1
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Here’s what SafeWise had to say about our town:
Canton has exploded in population over the past decade, jumping from 3,500 residents in 2000 to more than 23,000 in 2012. Part of this stark increase in population has been Canton’s renewed dedication to fostering businesses, particularly new startups, which has attracted more businesspeople and entrepreneurs.
In addition to belonging to the Cherokee County School District, which was one of the first school districts in the nation to achieve “District Accreditation as a Quality School System” from SACS CASI, Canton is also home to Chattahoochee Technical College. The city also has a dedicated Community Development Department that manages current and long-range planning, land development, building construction, and code compliance for ensuring the efficacy and efficiency of Canton as a city.
For all these reasons, Canton is a great location for both starting a business and starting a family.