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. 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 $77,580.00.
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.
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: 13.89% 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.
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!) Gold Canyon 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. Gold Canyon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gold Canyon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gold Canyon may be for you.
One downside of living in Gold Canyon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.33 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Gold Canyon citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.75% of adults in Gold Canyon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gold Canyon in 2018 was $52,741, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,964 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 Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Gold Canyon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.