Canyon, Texas

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Population in 2014: 14,432 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.1%
 
Males: 6,521  (45.2%)
Females: 7,911  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  25.6 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79015, 79016.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,791 (it was $32,361 in 2000)
Canyon:

$42,791
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,788 (it was $16,292 in 2000)

Canyon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $148,500 (it was $84,800 in 2000)
Canyon:

$148,500
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $155,630; Detached houses: $162,825; Townhouses or other attached units: $128,421; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,905; Mobile homes: $28,446

Median gross rent in 2013: $774.

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  • Races in Canyon, TX (2013)

    Canyon races chart
    • 10,20373.8%White alone
    • 2,73019.8%Hispanic
    • 3142.3%Black alone
    • 2591.9%Asian alone
    • 2631.9%Two or more races
    • 570.4%American Indian alone

Races in Canyon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Canyon: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.2%), Irish (14.2%), English (8.7%), United States (6.6%), Scottish (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3551 feet

Land area: 4.95 square miles.

Population density: 2,914 people per square mile   (average).

Canyon,TX real estate house value index trend

Canyon, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Canyon:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Canyon city:

  • Never married: 43.4%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

578 residents are foreign born (1.7% Asia, 1.4% Latin America, 0.5% Africa).

This city:

4.1%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,584 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,299 (1.6%)

Canyon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (15.9 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (250.5 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (331.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: North Randall, TX (2.5 miles ), Timbercreek Canyon, TX (2.8 miles ), Palisades, TX (3.0 miles ), Lake Tanglewood, TX (3.1 miles ), Amarillo, TX (4.0 miles ), Happy, TX (4.1 miles ), Bishop Hills, TX (4.4 miles ), Hereford, TX (5.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $100,200
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $219,700
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $220,600
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2010: 57 buildings, average cost: $193,200
  • 2011: 45 buildings, average cost: $201,700
  • 2012: 53 buildings, average cost: $218,400
  • 2013: 61 buildings, average cost: $224,400
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $259,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.98 N, Longitude: 101.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,409 (-10.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,752 (38.5%)

Area code: 806

Canyon household income distribution Canyon home values distribution

Property values in Canyon, TX


Crime rates in Canyon by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000110100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.06.86.80.07.30.00.0
Rapes 2211002213212
per 100,000 14.915.27.67.50.00.014.113.56.822.114.57.114.2
Robberies 0430100121030
per 100,000 0.030.322.70.07.30.00.06.813.77.40.021.40.0
Assaults 210112937991114127
per 100,000 14.975.983.315.165.522.049.360.961.581.0101.685.649.8
Burglaries 2920182916151519152423139
per 100,000 215.6151.7136.3218.5116.5109.9105.6128.5102.5176.7167.092.764.0
Thefts 17811714716912817010211310283749592
per 100,000 1,323.6887.61,113.21,273.1932.21,246.0718.2764.5697.0611.1537.3677.3654.6
Auto thefts 3935757423675
per 100,000 22.368.322.737.751.036.649.327.113.722.143.649.935.6
Arson 0220002000210
per 100,000 0.015.215.10.00.00.014.10.00.00.014.57.10.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 85.789.186.579.265.665.761.981.372.675.684.167.655.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Canyon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 25 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Texas average:

2.02

Canyon tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,452 (+12.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Canyon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Canyon, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Canyon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the Canyon city center killed 16 people and injured 42 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Canyon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 150.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 195.0 miles away from Canyon center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 335.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.2 miles away from Canyon center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Randall County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 3, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Canyon topographic map

Birthplace of: Christopher Yohmei Blasdel - Musician, Dalton Bell - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Canyon:

  • HOSPICE OF CANYON (4 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • IDLEWOOD COMMUNITY HOME (4 IDLEWOOD)
  • PALO DURO HOSPITAL (P O BOX 359)
  • CANYON HEALTHCARE (15 HOSPITAL DR)

College/University in Canyon:

  • West Texas A & M University (Full-time enrollment: 6,820; Location: 2501 4th Ave; Public; Website: www.wtamu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Canyon:

  • Amarillo College (about 16 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 56 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 96 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 97 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 99 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • South Plains College (about 101 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 149 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)

Public high school in Canyon:

  • CANYON H S (Students: 674, Location: 1701 23RD ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Canyon:

  • CANYON J H (Students: 1,069, Location: 910 9TH AVE, Grades: 7-8)
  • REEVES-HINGER EL (Students: 750, Location: 1005 21ST ST, Grades: PK-4)
  • CANYON INT (Students: 591, Location: 506 8TH ST, Grades: 5-6)
  • CRESTVIEW EL (Students: 467, Location: 80 HUNSLEY RD, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Canyon

Library in Canyon:

  • CANYON AREA LIBRARY (Operating income: $292,135; Location: 1501 3RD AVE; 45,553 books; 361 e-books; 3,334 audio materials; 2,298 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 74 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Canyon: L T Lester House (A), Canyon Fire Department Station 2 (B), Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (C), Canyon Fire Department Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Canyon include: Grace Baptist Church (A), First Baptist Church of Canyon (B), Presbyterian Church of Canyon (C), United Pentecostal Church of Canyon (D), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (E), Saint Georges Episcopal Church (F), Church of Christ - University (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Canyon include: Southeast Park (1), Conner Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Buffalo Inn of Canyon (300 23rd Street).

Randall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 5.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.95
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.5%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.3% for Black residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.0% for other race residents, 41.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Canyon in 2010:

  • 1,201 people in college/university student housing
  • 66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Canyon in 2000:

  • 1,103 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 157 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 60 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 30 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Canyon, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Arena or stadium:
  • First United Bank Center. West Texas A&M University.

Banks with branches in Canyon (2011 data):

  • First United Bank: Canyon Branch at 801 23rd Street, branch established on 2005/12/12. Info updated 2007/02/12: Bank assets: $1,081.2 mil, Deposits: $962.8 mil, headquarters in Dimmitt, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Plains Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Canyon Branch at 2111 4th Ave, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Happy State Bank: Canyon Branch at 1908 4th Avenue, branch established on 1990/05/01. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $1,840.0 mil, Deposits: $1,625.4 mil, headquarters in Happy, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Happy Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Canyon Branch at 1700 East 4th Avenue, branch established on 1967/02/18. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First National Bank Texas: Canyon Banking Center - Rc 895 at 1701 North 23rd St., branch established on 2005/03/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $944.3 mil, Deposits: $815.9 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 250 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Texas average:

14.4

Canyon travel time to work - commute Canyon mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Canyon city (based on Randall County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant59,13281
Mainline Protestant6,46511
Other3,6126
Catholic1,5612
None49,955-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Randall County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Randall County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Randall County:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Randall County:

25.2%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

4.9%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Canyon:

49.9%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.4%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.1%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.5%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.0%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Canyon:

59.1%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.3%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Canyon, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$23,599$56,6382$2,242
Other Government Administration 5$35,138$84,3310$0
Police Protection - Officers 23$113,167$59,0442$1,520
Police - Other 4$12,302$36,9060$0
Firefighters 5$26,844$64,4260$0
Fire - Other 1$4,338$52,0560$0
Streets and Highways 6$22,933$45,8664$6,678
Solid Waste Management 8$28,397$42,5960$0
Sewerage 5$24,108$57,8590$0
Parks and Recreation 4$17,475$52,4254$4,943
Water Supply 7$29,528$50,6192$1,970
Local Libraries 2$12,663$75,97816$6,922
Other and Unallocable 4$16,567$49,7012$2,800
Totals for Government 79$367,059$55,75632$27,075

Canyon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,246,000 ($86.34)
    Water Utilities: $788,000 ($54.60)
    Regular Highways: $518,000 ($35.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $479,000 ($33.19)
    Fire Protection: $338,000 ($23.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $280,000 ($19.40)
    Sewerage: $255,000 ($17.67)
    Libraries: $96,000 ($6.65)
    General Public Buildings: $68,000 ($4.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000 ($3.12)
    Financial Administration: $37,000 ($2.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($0.83)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Welfare: $83,000 ($5.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $413,000 ($28.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $333,000 ($23.07)
    Sewerage: $195,000 ($13.51)
    General Public Building: $140,000 ($9.70)
    Regular Highways: $127,000 ($8.80)
    Fire Protection: $121,000 ($8.38)
    Libraries: $89,000 ($6.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000 ($4.50)
    Police Protection: $39,000 ($2.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,227,000 ($154.31)

Canyon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $908,000 ($62.92)
    Sewerage: $790,000 ($54.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($0.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $67,000 ($4.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $69,000 ($4.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $626,000 ($43.38)
    Interest Earnings: $335,000 ($23.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,570,000 ($108.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $50,000 ($3.46)
  • Tax - Property: $1,350,000 ($93.54)
    Total General Sales: $635,000 ($44.00)
    NEC: $25,000 ($1.73)

Canyon government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $245,000 ($16.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $245,000 ($16.98)

Canyon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,000,000 ($346.45)

10.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,644 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.34%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Randall County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Potter County, TX  4.57% ($36,271 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.32% ($35,190)
from Moore County, TX  0.23% ($42,570)


9.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.49%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($116 average AGI)
Randall County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Potter County, TX  4.23% ($33,621 average AGI)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.38% ($40,331)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.24% ($51,942)

Strongest AM radio stations in Canyon:

  • KZRK (1550 AM; 1 kW; CANYON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KPUR (1440 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KZIP (1310 AM; 1 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: DEL NORTE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Canyon:

  • KWTS (91.1 FM; CANYON, TX; Owner: WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY)
  • KPUR-FM (107.1 FM; CANYON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXGL (100.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: FEUER/MCCORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGNC-FM (97.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMXJ-FM (94.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZRK-FM (107.9 FM; CANYON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KACV-FM (89.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KBZD (99.7 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KPRF (98.7 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KATP (101.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQIZ-FM (93.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMML-FM (96.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBTE (104.9 FM; TULIA, TX; Owner: DOVE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KQFX (104.3 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KXRI (91.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAEZ (105.7 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)
  • KXLV (89.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KJRT (88.3 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: TOP O' TEXAS ED B/CASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KJNZ (103.5 FM; HEREFORD, TX; Owner: TAHOKA RADIO, LLC)
  • KRGN (103.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Canyon:

  • KACV-TV (Channel 2; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KVII-TV (Channel 7; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • KFDA-TV (Channel 10; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)
  • KCIT (Channel 14; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING OF AMARILLO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KAMR-TV (Channel 4; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF AMARILLO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEAT-LP (Channel 22; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • K25GI (Channel 25; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KTMO-LP (Channel 36; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: ADELANTE TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K56DF (Channel 56; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: SPECTRUM MEDIA)
  • KCPN-LP (Channel 33; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING OF AMARILLO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KAMT-LP (Channel 31; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTXD-LP (Channel 43; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Canyon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 67m220ftTotal length
  • $775,000Total costs
  • 59,860Total average daily traffic
  • 9,268Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Canyon, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Canyon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 169 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Canyon, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Canyon)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 37 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Canyon)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED45$119,26143$112,87894$109,42116$28,5252$888,41523$88,4460$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$73,8758$92,18313$110,4941$2,2500$04$62,1550$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$137,8253$112,21720$98,8207$17,9840$02$116,4151$136,470
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$99,5831$175,33016$105,6921$43,6600$01$90,3400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$98,2700$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0217.01 , 0218.01, 0218.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$105,8969$134,4391$47,440
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$91,7230$01$45,050
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$47,4001$97,9101$46,980
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$48,1900$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0217.01 , 0218.01, 0218.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Canyon and their reported violations in the past:

CANYON MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 13,300, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule

Drinking water stations with addresses in Canyon that have no violations reported:

  • COURTS OF AMARILLO (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 105
  • Hazardous Condition: 47
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Canyon

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Canyon, TX
Most common first names in Canyon, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6475.6 years
Mary5281.3 years
James5076.0 years
William4974.5 years
Robert3972.5 years
George3080.9 years
Charles2975.8 years
Ruth2978.2 years
Thomas2478.9 years
Joe1875.9 years
Most common last names in Canyon, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis2875.3 years
Miller2679.4 years
Smith2478.1 years
Moore2383.8 years
Brown2080.8 years
Williams1674.0 years
Johnson1671.2 years
Foster1675.4 years
Allen1479.3 years
Taylor1479.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Canyon, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Quiznos1
Chick-Fil-A1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
Knights Inn1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1
McDonald's1

Canyon compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Canyon on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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