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 $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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gold Canyon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.

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 30.90 minutes, which is quite a bit 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 education level of Gold Canyon citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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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