Gold Canyon, AZ
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Gold Canyon is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 10,159 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gold Canyon is the 53rd largest community in Arizona. Gold Canyon has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Gold Canyon, where the median household income is $75,515.00.

Gold Canyon home prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, but Gold Canyon real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Gold Canyon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gold Canyon is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gold Canyon who work in management occupations (18.13%), sales jobs (13.41%), and office and administrative support (12.00%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.57% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Overall, Gold Canyon’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Gold Canyon has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gold Canyon a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Gold Canyon is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Gold Canyon, the average commute to work is 31.30 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Gold Canyon is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Gold Canyon are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.27% of adults in Gold Canyon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gold Canyon in 2018 was $48,790, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,160 for a family of four. However, Gold Canyon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gold Canyon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Gold Canyon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gold Canyon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gold Canyon include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Gold Canyon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.


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