North Canton is a city in Stark County in the U.S. state of Ohio, and is part of the Greater Cleveland area. The population was 17,488 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the Canton–Massillon metropolitan statistical area.
In 1831, the Community of North Canton first began as the Village of New Berlin. Residents were primarily of German descent. William H. “Boss” Hoover moved his tannery business from the family farm to the center of the North Canton village in 1873. In 1908, Hoover began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. During World War I, it became unfashionable to be associated with anything German so in 1918, the community changed the name of the village to North Canton. The Hoover Company became the world's largest manufacturer of vacuum cleaners in 1933. The North Canton Jaycees were formed in 1951.