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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Gold Canyon, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Gold Canyon, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Gold Canyon’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Gold Canyon does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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 very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Gold Canyon isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 79.21% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

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 population of Gold Canyon is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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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