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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C
Gold Canyon is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 11,038. Gold Canyon is in Pinal County. Living in Gold Canyon offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Gold Canyon and residents tend to be conservative.
About Gold Canyon...
Population
11,038

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,152
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Gold Canyon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    2%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    2%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    53%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Gold Canyon

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,626
National
$55,322
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Gold Canyon Reviews

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I’ve lived in Gold Canyon for about 10 years two different houses and I have loved each neighborhood. However, the drive time is crazy! Entrada Del Oro is a very far commute from Apache Junction. I love Gold Canyon I just wish that it was closer.
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Definitely a retirement town and not necessarily a good place for youth due its lack of opportunity and access to jobs. However, it is a charming and relaxing town that includes golf courses and local amenities, and is also within 20 minutes of bigger shopping centers and cities.
I would like to see it open more businesses and be more family friendly. I would like more families in the community and to be able to have it recognize that it is a family area and not just a winter visitor place to be. The community needs to focus on its full-time residents and not part-time residents. We need more stores, businesses, restaurants and community areas for families and children. The schools also need to improve and focus on improving their education and relations with the community.