Gold Canyon, Arizona
|Gold Canyon, Arizona|
Location in Pinal County and the state of Arizona
|• Total||22.3 sq mi (57.8 km2)|
|• Land||22.3 sq mi (57.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,982 ft (604 m)|
|Time zone||MST (no DST) (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1853159|
The town name is not recognized on weather statements issued by the National Weather Service. The closest city to Gold Canyon is Apache Junction, Arizona.
The scenery photos from the beginning of ¡Three Amigos! are from Gold Canyon, not Mexico as depicted in the film. The mountain shown is part of the Superstition Mountains, shown from a view point in Gold Canyon.
Gold Canyon is located at (33.361913, -111.451629).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 22.3 square miles (57.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,029 people, 2,785 households, and 2,211 families residing in the CDP. (In 2007, the population was recounted and was declared 10,064.) The population density was 270.0 people per square mile (104.2/km²). There were 4,139 housing units at an average density of 185.4/sq mi (71.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.20% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 3.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,785 households out of which 13.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.8% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.38.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 12.4% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 17.8% from 25 to 44, 37.0% from 45 to 64, and 29.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $57,705, and the median income for a family was $60,438. Males had a median income of $47,727 versus $31,583 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $35,010. About 2.8% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.
- Gold Canyon is the closest community to the Arizona Renaissance Festival.
- The Safeway International LPGA golf tournament is held at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club  in Gold Canyon.