Copper Canyon is a town in Denton County, Texas. It was formally incorporated in April 1973. Council meetings were held in homes until 1978, when the official town hall was constructed. Many residents chipped in materials and hard work to build the town hall which was constructed at 400 Woodland Drive. A plaque hangs on the wall of the current town hall naming and honoring all the men and women who gave unselfishly both their time and devotion to creating Copper Canyon, Texas. The population was 1,334 at the 2010 census.
The first settlement in the area that would become Copper Canyon occurred in the 1840s. The settlement gradually grew with cattle ranching as the mainstay of the local economy. The railroad came to the area in 1881, and the first public school was constructed in 1884. Population generally stagnated or declined in the first half of the twentieth century. After World War II the area’s rural charm slowly began to attract residents from the more crowded parts of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Copper Canyon has become primarily a bedroom community with little commercial development.
Although still rather sparsely populated, the town has grown as part of the general development of areas north of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. As of the census of 2000, there were 407 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.3% were married couples, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.8% were non-families. 9.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $96,745, and the median income for a family was $96,524. Males had a median income of $72,321 versus $37,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $36,827.
The Town of Copper Canyon is served by the Lewisville and Denton Independent School Districts. The town contracts with neighboring communities for most municipal services, such as fire protection from Argyle, police services from Double Oak, and ambulance service from Lewisville. The town has a number of horse trails maintained for local riders
Copper Canyon is also home to the Old Alton Bridge a registered national historic site. Purportedly haunted, it is locally known as the “Goatman’s Bridge.
Additional Helpful Links:
Town of Copper Canyon – https://www.coppercanyon-tx.org/
Lewisville ISD – https://www.lisd.net/
Denton ISD – https://www.dentonisd.org/
Demographics – http://www.city-data.com/city/Copper-Canyon-Texas.html