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Gold Canyon, Arizona
Location of Gold Canyon in Pinal County, Arizona
Location of Gold Canyon in Pinal County, Arizona
Gold Canyon, Arizona is located in the United States
Gold Canyon, Arizona
Gold Canyon, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Pinal
 • Total 28.67 sq mi (74.26 km2)
 • Land 28.67 sq mi (74.26 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,982 ft (604 m)
 • Total 11,404
 • Density 397.77/sq mi (153.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST (no DST))
Area code(s) 480
FIPS code 04-28120
GNIS feature ID 1853159
Gold Canyon Dinosaur
Hole #4 on Dinosaur course at Gold Canyon Golf Club

Gold Canyon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. The community is sometimes incorrectly called Gold Camp (as seen in citation).

The town name is referred to as Gold Camp on weather statements issued by the National Weather Service (as seen in citation). The closest city to Gold Canyon is Apache Junction, Arizona.


Gold Canyon is located at 33°21′43″N 111°27′6″W / 33.36194°N 111.45167°W / 33.36194; -111.45167 (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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 11,404
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 6,029 people, 2,785 households, and 2,211 families 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 makup of the CDP was 96.2% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. 3.5%. were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,785 households 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 households were one person and 6.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.38.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $57,705 and the median family income 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 [1] in Gold Canyon.
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