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. Much of the housing stock in Gold Canyon was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Gold Canyon economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Gold Canyon, where the median household income is $65,868.00.

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.

Gold Canyon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gold Canyon is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gold Canyon who work in management occupations (15.19%), office and administrative support (13.47%), and sales jobs (10.15%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.21% 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, Gold Canyon has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gold Canyon a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Gold Canyon is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Gold Canyon, the average commute to work is 33.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Gold Canyon is a very car-oriented town. 79.21% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Gold Canyon is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Gold Canyon has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

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 education level of Gold Canyon citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.22% of adults in Gold Canyon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gold Canyon in 2010 was $46,707, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,828 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 Polish and Spanish.



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