Canton is the largest city in Fulton County, Illinois in the United States. The population was 18,288 as of the 2000 Census. The Canton Micropolitan Statistical Area covers all of Fulton County; it is in turn part of the wider Peoria-Canton, IL Combined Statistical Area (CSA).
Canton is located at 40°33?28?N 90°02?03?W / 40.557737°N 90.034264°W / 40.557737; -90.034264.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.7 km²), of which, 7.8 square miles (20.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (2.00%) is water.