Gold Canyon is a somewhat small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 11,404 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gold Canyon is the 52nd largest community in Arizona. Much of the housing stock in Gold Canyon was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Gold Canyon economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Gold Canyon, where the median household income is $71,895.00.
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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gold Canyon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gold Canyon is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gold Canyon who work in management occupations (21.24%), office and administrative support (11.96%), and sales jobs (11.17%).
Of important note, Gold Canyon is also a town of artists. Gold Canyon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gold Canyon’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.40% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In Gold Canyon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Gold Canyon citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.43% of adults in Gold Canyon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gold Canyon in 2018 was $47,571, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,284 for a family of four. However, Gold Canyon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gold Canyon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.