Canyon, Texas Population 2021

16,491
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Canyon is a city located in Randall County Texas. It is also the county seat of Randall County. With a 2020 population of 16,491, it is the 176th largest city in Texas and the 2183rd largest city in the United States . Canyon is currently growing at a rate of 1.68% annually and its population has increased by 23.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,303 in 2010. Canyon reached it's highest population of 16,491 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, Canyon has a population density of 2,337 people per square mile.

The average household income in Canyon is $73,908 with a poverty rate of 16.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $844 per month, and the median house value is $162,700. The median age in Canyon is 26.3 years, 27 years for males, and 25.5 years for females.

Canyon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Canyon was:

  • White: 88.74%
  • Two or more races: 3.60%
  • Black or African American: 2.55%
  • Other race: 2.46%
  • Asian: 1.74%
  • Native American: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.42%
The current population of Canyon, Texas is 16,491 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,672.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,303.

Canyon, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,58188.74%
Two or More Races5513.60%
Black or African American3902.55%
Some Other Race3762.46%
Asian2671.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander640.42%
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Canyon Population by Race

Canyon Population Pyramid $2021

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Canyon Median Age

26.3


Total

27


Male

25.5


Female

Canyon Adults

There are 12,130 adults, (1,580 of whom are seniors) in Canyon.

Canyon Age Dependency

45.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Canyon Sex Ratio

Female

8,166

53.36%

Male

7,139

46.64%

Canyon Population by Age

Canyon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Canyon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.4%21.6%
All54.9%45.1%
Male38.4%61.6%
Non Family33.6%66.4%
Female25.6%74.4%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Canyon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2672.6154.9
Married2,5883.2278.4
Non Family2,0221.5533.6
Female5193.5825.6
Male1383.0238.4

3.21

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Canyon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1191.46%
9th to 12th Grade2743.36%
High School Graduate1,16914.34%
Some College2,25727.69%
Associates Degree7909.69%
Bachelors Degree2,40729.53%
Graduate Degree1,13613.94%
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Canyon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Canyon Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,8396,5052,963
Hispanic974921426
2+ Races21021068
Other Race14414418
Asian838374
Black737342
Islander5050
Native American484224

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 89.16%.

Canyon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,947$49,103$34,449
Less Than 9th Grade$16,207$78,571$15,639
High School Graduate$35,391$37,295$
Some College$34,583$43,929$27,088
Bachelors Degree$44,781$45,000$44,393
Graduate Degree$76,020$77,434$64,453

$41,947

Average Earnings

$49,103

Average Male

$34,449

Average Female

Canyon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Canyon Language by Age

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Canyon Language

89.53% of Canyon residents speak only English, while 10.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.94% of the population.

Canyon Language

Canyon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,0441,53013.85%
Hispanic1,97661831.28%
Other37018951.08%
Black20212260.40%
Asian2244921.88%
Multiple459163.49%

16.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.42%

Male Poverty Rate

21.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canyon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canyon is Black, with 60.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canyon is Multiple, with 3.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.38%.

Canyon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.95%
High School16.54%
Some College11.90%
Bachelors or Greater4.39%

Canyon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.70%
Female Employed22.61%
Male Unemployed11.11%
Male Employed6.65%

Canyon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canyon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,171$73,908
Families$86,844$97,243
Married Families$98,271-
Non Families$27,159$35,482
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Income by Household Type

Canyon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Canyon Married by Age and Sex

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Canyon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Canyon Marital Status by Race

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Canyon Marital Status

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1,003

Number of Veterans

889

Male Veterans

114

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War330
First Gulf War286
Vietnam218
Korea41
World War II34

Canyon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54295
18 to 34272
75+173
65 to 74168
55 to 6495

Canyon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9338.58%
2+ Races3810.56%
Black328.72%

Canyon Veterans by Race

Canyon Veterans by Education

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10.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canyon Veterans by Education

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70.7%

Labor Force Participation

68.3%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Canyon Employment by Age

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Canyon Employment by Race

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Canyon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.45%

Born in Canyon

96.06%

Native Born

3.94%

Foreign Born

3.14%

Non Citizen

0.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.06% of Canyon residents were born in the United States, with 69.45% having been born in Texas. 3.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Canyon Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,4912731.68%
202016,2182731.71%
201915,9452731.74%
201815,6726054.02%
201715,067720.48%
201614,9951511.02%
201514,8441721.17%
201414,6725033.55%
201314,1693672.66%
201213,8021391.02%
201113,6633042.28%
201013,3594840.37%
200012,8751,5101.26%
199011,3656410.58%
198010,7242,3912.55%
19708,3332,4693.58%
19605,8641,5003.00%
19504,3641,7425.23%
19402,622-199-0.73%
19302,8210.00%

Canyon Population by Year