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Canyon is a city in Randall County, in the Amarillo metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the nearby Palo Duro Canyon

The latitude of Canyon is 34.980N. The longitude is -101.918W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,543 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,987.


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Median household income
Local
$32,361
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Canyon demographic reports
Canyon is in the Panhandle
Former and merged names include:
· Canyon City
Once the headquarters for the T Anchor Ranch
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Western Film Festival - Aug. 3-5, 2007
  • Folklife Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Canyon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Rita Blanca State Park, Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Wildlife: Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: West Texas A&M University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Canyon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Randall County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Amarillo area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79015 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Canyon residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Canyon ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canyon was $16,292, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

42% of Canyon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Canyon festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Canyon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $402.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $896.


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Libraries in Canyon include Canyon Area Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Canyon include Canyon News

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Politics

Randall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canyon political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Canyon workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Canyon include Holiday Inn Express.

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