Canyon, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Canyon, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Canyon had a population of 14,523 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Canyon, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,523
Daytime Population: Workers 4,829
Daytime Population: Residents 6,907
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,736
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 12,875
Population in Familes 9,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,648
Population Density2 2,081
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $41,241
Average Household Income $59,945
Per Capita Income $24,488


Total Housing Units 5,969 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,793 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,738 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 438 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $170,393
Average Home Value $213,847


Total Households 5,531
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,161
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.22% 0.8%
Households 0.89% 0.85%
Families 1.08% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 2017 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 # 198 89th
Population Density # 291 83rd
Diversity Index # 858 51st
Median Household Income # 1126 36th
Per Capita Income # 806 54th

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