Canyon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 14,887 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Canyon is the 182nd largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities, Canyon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Canyon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Canyon is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canyon who work in office and administrative support (14.84%), teaching (12.41%), and food service (9.21%).
Canyon is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Canyon area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Canyon maintain a good economy.
Canyon is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Canyon are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.54% of adults in Canyon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Canyon in 2010 was $23,266, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,064 for a family of four. However, Canyon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Canyon is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Canyon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Canyon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Canyon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Canyon include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Canyon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.