Black Canyon City, AZ


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Black Canyon City is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 2,950 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Black Canyon City is the 100th largest community in Arizona.

Black Canyon City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Black Canyon City is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Canyon City who work in food service (17.43%), office and administrative support (15.26%), and sales jobs (14.06%).

Of important note, Black Canyon City is also a town of artists. Black Canyon City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Black Canyon City’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Black Canyon City telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.42% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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, Black Canyon City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Black Canyon City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

As is often the case in a small town, Black Canyon City doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Black Canyon City, just 10.85% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Black Canyon City in 2010 was $20,691, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,764 for a family of four.

The people who call Black Canyon City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Black Canyon City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Black Canyon City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.82% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Black Canyon City include English, Irish, Polish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Black Canyon City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.

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