City Spotlight – Canton, Ohio

Canton, Ohio, is connected to the high-voltage grid through American Electric Power, which was integrated into PJM’s operations in 2004.

Population of Canton, Ohio: 71,323*
Total AEP Ohio customers: 1.5 million**
Total AEP Ohio megawatt-hours used:

Fun facts:

  • Canton is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which opened Sept. 7, 1963.
  • The American Professional Football Association, which later became the National Football League, was founded in Canton on Sept. 17, 1920.
  • Famed athlete Jim Thorpe played his first professional football with the Canton Bulldogs beginning in 1915.
  • Cantonnatives Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bob Massey and Bill Isles formed the singing group The Triumphs in 1959, though they would soon be better known as The O’Jays.


Fun fact sources: Pro Football Hall of Fame, The City of Canton

*2016 U.S. Census Bureau population estimate
**AEP Ohio
***2016 Energy Information Administration data