Canyon has the 1953rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 11.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Canyon is part of the Amarillo metro area. Unemployment in the Amarillo area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Amarillo has the 174th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Canyon is below average at $40,900, and the median cost of a home in Canyon is $144,400, which is below the national average. 40% of workers in Canyon hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Canyon. 84% of Canyon workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Canyon spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.