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.
Canyon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Canyon is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canyon who work in office and administrative support (16.18%), teaching (14.50%), and sales jobs (11.25%).
Canyon is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Canyon to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
The education level of Canyon ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Canyon, 40.81% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Canyon in 2010 was $23,977, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,908 for a family of four. However, Canyon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 18.96% 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.