Canyon, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Canyon, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Canyon had a population of 14,276 as of July 1, 2016. Canyon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canyon is located at latitude 34.9936 and longitude -101.9116 in Randall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canyon (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Randall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,543 feet.

The City of Canyon (GNIS ID: 2409978) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Canyon is located within Canyon Division of Randall County.

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

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Canyon, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,276
Population in Households 12,817
Population in Familes 9,382
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,459
Population Density1 2,046
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 5,507
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,941 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,758 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,749 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 434 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $158,767
Average Home Value $199,638


Median Household Income $38,847
Average Household Income $56,459
Per Capita Income $23,253
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 0.92%
Households 0.97% 0.98%
Families 1.17% 0.89%
Median Household Income   -0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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.

Canyon, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canyon to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 199 89th
Population Density1 # 293 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 883 50th
Median Household Income # 1162 34th
Per Capita Income # 798 54th

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