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Canton plots annexation proposal

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CANTON, Miss. (AP) - The city of Canton wants to double its land mass and bring about 4,336 people into the municipality. Canton currently has about 13,189 residents.

The Madison County Journal reports that the mayor and aldermen looked at the proposal this week. The annexation would include four areas that run north, west and south of the current city limits.

The total number of dwellings would increase from 4,933 to 6,362. Only 18 commercial businesses would be annexed.

The black population would increase by 3,814 to 13,644 while the white population would only increase from 2,573 to 2,740.

The total land area would increase from 21.7 square miles to 35.4 square miles. Over 37 street miles that would be added.

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