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 $67,202.00.

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 professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gold Canyon who work in management occupations (14.88%), sales jobs (11.50%), and office and administrative support (8.97%).

Also of interest is that Gold Canyon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Gold Canyon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.74% 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.

Another notable thing is that Gold Canyon is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Gold Canyon is worth considering.

One downside of living in Gold Canyon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.42 minutes every day commuting to work.

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: 37.59% of adults in Gold Canyon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gold Canyon in 2010 was $43,402, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,608 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gold Canyon include English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

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

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