Canyon, Texas

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Population in 2017: 15,306 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.9%
 
Males: 7,244  (47.3%)
Females: 8,062  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

27.1 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 79015, 79016.

Canyon Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,049 (it was $32,361 in 2000)
Canyon:

$47,049
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,313 (it was $16,292 in 2000)

Canyon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $164,952 (it was $84,800 in 2000)
Canyon:

$164,952
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $210,680; detached houses: $214,714; townhouses or other attached units: $169,090; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $48,159; mobile homes: $22,485

Median gross rent in 2017: $821.

March 2019 cost of living index in Canyon: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.3%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.9% for Black residents, 31.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for other race residents, 27.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Canyon, TX (2017)
    • 10,86071.4%White alone
    • 3,32421.9%Hispanic
    • 4182.7%Black alone
    • 2982.0%Two or more races
    • 1451.0%Asian alone
    • 340.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 52 registered sex offenders living in Canyon, Texas as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Canyon is 288 to 1.


Crime rates in Canyon by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.1)
2
(13.5)
1
(6.8)
3
(22.1)
2
(14.5)
1
(7.1)
2
(14.2)
5
(34.0)
7
(46.0)
3
(19.4)
2
(12.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
2
(13.7)
1
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(21.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(15.1)
9
(65.5)
3
(22.0)
7
(49.3)
9
(60.9)
9
(61.5)
11
(81.0)
14
(101.6)
12
(85.6)
7
(49.8)
18
(122.3)
16
(105.2)
20
(129.4)
11
(70.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
29
(218.5)
16
(116.5)
15
(109.9)
15
(105.6)
19
(128.5)
15
(102.5)
24
(176.7)
23
(167.0)
13
(92.7)
9
(64.0)
11
(74.8)
20
(131.5)
10
(64.7)
14
(89.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
169
(1,273)
128
(932.2)
170
(1,246)
102
(718.2)
113
(764.5)
102
(697.0)
83
(611.1)
74
(537.3)
95
(677.3)
92
(654.6)
148
(1,006)
119
(782.3)
75
(485.2)
100
(640.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(37.7)
7
(51.0)
5
(36.6)
7
(49.3)
4
(27.1)
2
(13.7)
3
(22.1)
6
(43.6)
7
(49.9)
5
(35.6)
5
(34.0)
12
(78.9)
10
(64.7)
6
(38.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.5)
1
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)78.364.864.961.280.371.774.783.166.854.9101.9106.670.561.3

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City-data.com crime index in Canyon, TX

Crime rate in Canyon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 26 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Texas average:

2.04
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Ancestries: German (14.2%), American (12.0%), English (9.7%), Irish (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Italian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3551 feet

Land area: 4.95 square miles.

Population density: 3,091 people per square mile   (average).

Canyon, Texas map

687 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 0.9% Africa).

This city:

4.5%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,095 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,719 (1.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 34.98 N, Longitude: 101.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,087 (-13.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,057 (38.1%)

Area code: 806

Distribution of median household income in Canyon, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Canyon, TX in 2017

Property values in Canyon, TX

Canyon satellite photo by USGS

Canyon tourist attractions:

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
  • 2015: 47 buildings, average cost: $238,800
  • 2016: 74 buildings, average cost: $230,300
  • 2017: 62 buildings, average cost: $277,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Canyon, TX residents
Average permit cost in Canyon, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Canyon, TX
Historical housing units in Canyon, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +1,452 (+12.7%).
Most common industries in Canyon, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (21.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.6%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Canyon, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (2.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Child care workers (5.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Canyon, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Canyon, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.374. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.374
U.S.:

1.789
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.10. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.10
U.S.:

8.46

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 Canyon 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 the city 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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)
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
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.

For population 15 years and over in Canyon:

Marital status in Canyon, TX
  • Never married: 46.1%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Canyon:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Canyon
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Canyon, TX (based on Randall County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Randall County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Randall County:

25.2%
Texas:

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

4.9%
Texas:

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
Police Protection - Officers 23$113,167$59,0442$1,520
Solid Waste Management 8$28,397$42,5960$0
Water Supply 7$29,528$50,6192$1,970
Streets and Highways 6$22,933$45,8664$6,678
Financial Administration 5$23,599$56,6382$2,242
Sewerage 5$24,108$57,8590$0
Other Government Administration 5$35,138$84,3310$0
Firefighters 5$26,844$64,4260$0
Other and Unallocable 4$16,567$49,7012$2,800
Parks and Recreation 4$17,475$52,4254$4,943
Police - Other 4$12,302$36,9060$0
Local Libraries 2$12,663$75,97816$6,922
Fire - Other 1$4,338$52,0560$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 79$367,059$55,75632$27,075

Canyon government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $605,000 ($39.53)
    Sewerage: $191,000 ($12.48)
    Regular Highways: $89,000 ($5.81)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,987,000 ($129.82)
    Police Protection: $1,825,000 ($119.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,017,000 ($66.44)
    Regular Highways: $820,000 ($53.57)
    Sewerage: $757,000 ($49.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $685,000 ($44.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $663,000 ($43.32)
    General - Other: $460,000 ($30.05)
    Libraries: $319,000 ($20.84)
    Central Staff Services: $224,000 ($14.63)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $129,000 ($8.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000 ($2.94)
    Health - Other: $38,000 ($2.48)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($1.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $135,000 ($8.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $221,000 ($14.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,196,000 ($208.81)

Canyon government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,613,000 ($105.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,197,000 ($78.20)
    Other: $220,000 ($14.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($3.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $376,000 ($24.57)
    Sale of Property: $353,000 ($23.06)
    Fines and Forfeits: $154,000 ($10.06)
    General Revenue - Other: $59,000 ($3.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,281,000 ($214.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $337,000 ($22.02)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,330,000 ($152.23)
    Property: $1,773,000 ($115.84)
    Public Utilities Sales: $827,000 ($54.03)
    Other License: $102,000 ($6.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.07)

Canyon government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,815,000 ($379.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,585,000 ($364.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $230,000 ($15.03)

Canyon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,885,000 ($515.16)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,841,000 ($1034.95)

10.08% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.08%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Potter County, TX  4.49% ($45,552 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.29% ($44,979)
from Moore County, TX  0.19% ($42,417)


9.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Potter County, TX  4.02% ($43,789 average AGI)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.30% ($47,623)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.27% ($55,269)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Canyon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 604ft / 184mTotal length
  • $251,630,000Total costs
  • 363,558Total average daily traffic
  • 63,251Total average daily truck traffic
  • 248,664Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Canyon, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 121950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 161980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 62010-2018
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: 187 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Canyon, TX)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 45 (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: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Canyon)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 42 (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 in Canyon, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Canyon, TX - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 103. The highest number of fire incidents - 158 took place in 2011, and the least - 59 in 2014. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Canyon, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (57.5%), and Structure Fires (22.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Canyon, TX
    • 1,00457.5%Outside Fires
    • 39222.4%Structure Fires
    • 20711.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1448.2%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Canyon, TX
  • 66.8%Utility gas
  • 31.8%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Canyon, TX
  • 54.0%Electricity
  • 45.1%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Canyon compared to Texas state average:

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