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 $67,876.00.

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, Gold Canyon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gold Canyon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gold Canyon is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gold Canyon who work in management occupations (15.73%), sales jobs (12.18%), and office and administrative support (10.60%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.91% 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.

In Gold Canyon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.90 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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

The citizens of Gold Canyon are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.02% of adults in Gold Canyon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gold Canyon in 2010 was $44,585, which is wealthy relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,340 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 French .

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

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