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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Canyon City who work in office and administrative support (18.55%), food service (15.95%), and sales jobs (12.19%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.85% 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.

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.

In Black Canyon City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.24 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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

The percentage of people in Black Canyon City with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.99% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Black Canyon City in 2010 was $21,456, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,824 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. 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 Navajo.

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