The Community of Canton Ohio
Faith is our Focus - Community is our concern. Faith Community Church has a strong history of reaching out to individuals and families with the love of Jesus Christ in the greater Canton area. The church sponsors a free lunch at Memorial Park every Saturday morning during the summer, hosts a monthly free car wash and works to provide school supplies to students in need at local elementary schools. While most churches are choosing to move outside of city limits for a variety of reasons, Faith Community Church has chosen to strengthen its roots in a community it has called home since 1944.
The Local Community - Canton Ohio
Canton is the county seat of Stark County in northeastern Ohio, approximately 24 miles (39 km) south of Akron and 60 miles (97 km) south of Cleveland.
Founded in 1805 on the West and Middle Branches of the Nimishillen Creek, Canton became a manufacturing center because of its numerous railroad lines. After the decline of heavy manufacturing, the city's industry diversified into service economy, including retailing, education, finance, and healthcare.
The population was 80,806 at the 2000 census, but according to a 2008 census estimate, the population has declined to 78,362. Despite this decline, the 2008 figure actually had moved Canton up from 9th to 7th place among Ohio cities, as nearby Youngstown in neighboring Mahoning County, once considerably more populous than Canton, had suffered a larger decline. According to the US Census 2008 estimate, the Canton-Massillon, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area has a total population of 407,653 residents.