The Planning Commission serves a vital role in recommending major policy changes to the governing body for the development of the community.
The city of Canton is also the County seat for Lincoln County, South Dakota.
Canton is located at Canton has been assigned the ZIP code 57013 and the FIPS place code 09500.
Canton experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa), which is characterized by hot, relatively humid summers and cold, dry winters, and is located in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 4b.
The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.
There were 1,248 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families.All services and programs provided by the library are overseen by the board.The Planning Commission is charged with overseeing the long-range planning of the community, including zoning issues, subdivisions and formulation of the Comprehensive Plan.The Mayor is selected from and appointed by members of the City Commission.The Library Board oversees the operations of the Canton Public Library and appoints a Library Director.