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Black Canyon City, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Black Canyon City Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Yavapai County at latitude 34.0709 and longitude -112.122. Yavapai County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,975 feet.

The formal official name is the Black Canyon City Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Black Canyon City, Arizona.

The U5 Census Class Code for Black Canyon City indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Black Canyon City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Black Canyon City: Black Canyon, Canon, Canyon, Goddards.

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Black Canyon City, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,056
Population in Households 3,053
Population in Familes 2,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 126
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,420
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 845
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,056 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 364 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 261 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $86,324
Average Home Value $105,095


Median Household Income $36,315
Average Household Income $47,217
Per Capita Income $22,064
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.77% 1.65%
Households 1.79% 1.7%
Families 2.15% 1.56%
Median Household Income   -0.03%
Per Capita Income   -0.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Black Canyon City, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Canyon City to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 124 73rd
Population Density1 # 261 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 313 31st
Median Household Income # 225 50th
Per Capita Income # 138 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.