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Black Canyon City, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Black Canyon City Census Designated Place had a population of 3,234 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Black Canyon City is located at latitude 34.0709 and longitude -112.122 in Yavapai County. 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. Yavapai County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,975 feet.

The Black Canyon City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407854) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Black Canyon City Census Designated Place is located within Congress Division of Yavapai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Black Canyon City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 3,234
Population in Households 3,231
Population in Familes 2,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 133
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 1,508
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 896
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,797 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,114 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 394 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $113,699
Average Home Value $161,984


Median Household Income $37,801
Average Household Income $54,280
Per Capita Income $25,414
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.12% 1.84%
Households 2.19% 1.88%
Families 2.41% 1.28%
Median Household Income   -1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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, 2016 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 # 122 73rd
Population Density1 # 255 44th
Diversity Index2 # 314 31st
Median Household Income # 225 50th
Per Capita Income # 99 78th

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