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.

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 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%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.21% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In Gold Canyon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.37 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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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