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 a blue-collar town, with 35.30% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Black Canyon City is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Canyon City who work in sales jobs (20.47%), office and administrative support (10.70%), and food service (9.94%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.07% 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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Black Canyon City has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Black Canyon City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Black Canyon City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Black Canyon City may be for you.

One downside of living in Black Canyon City, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.96 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Black Canyon City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Black Canyon City is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.46% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Black Canyon City in 2010 was $22,938, 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 $91,752 for a family of four. However, Black Canyon City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Black Canyon City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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. 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 10.31% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Black Canyon City include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

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


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