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The Gold Canyon CDP(1) had a population of 11,762 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Gold Canyon is located at latitude 33.3646 and longitude -111.4616 in Pinal County. The formal boundaries for the Gold Canyon Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 22.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pinal County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7).

The Gold Canyon Census Designated Place 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 ""

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

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Gold Canyon, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 11,762 (100%)
Population in Households 11,762 (100.0%)
Population in Families 9,559 (81.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 410
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $83,959
Average Household Income $109,367
% of Income for Mortgage4 29%
Per Capita Income $56,599
Wealth Index5 135
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (61.0)


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,798 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 ( 3.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,067 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $411,289
Average Home Value $448,668
Housing Affordability Index3 84


Total Households 6,087
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 4,244
Average Family Size 2.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.96% 0.49%
Households 1.29% 0.51%
Families   0.53%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
Owner Occupied HU   0.53%

Gold Canyon, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gold Canyon to the other 467 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 66 86th
Population Density # 134 72nd
Median Household Income # 51 89th
Housing Affordability Index # 202 43rd
Per Capita Income # 23 95th
Diversity Index # 335 28th

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