Canton City is a town located on the east edge of Park Township in Pembina County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 45 at the 2010 census. The city was founded as Canton Village in 1882. Because the post office was relocated from the original community center named Hensel, a short distance away, and retained its name (Hensel Post Office located in Canton City), the town is almost always known as Hensel and is marked as such on highway signs and maps.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.36 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 45 people, 26 households, and 12 families residing in the city. The population density was 321.4 inhabitants per square mile (124.1/km). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 228.6 per square mile (88.3/km). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White and 2.2% from two or more races.
There were 26 households of which 15.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.6% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 53.8% were non-families. 53.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.73 and the average family size was 2.50.
The median age in the city was 51.1 years. 13.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 42.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 60.0% male and 40.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 42 people, 22 households, and 13 families residing in the city. The population density was 288.1 people per square mile (108.1/km²). There were 29 housing units at an average density of 198.9 per square mile (74.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.
There were 22 households out of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.36.
In the city, the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 38.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 147.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,511. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.