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Golden, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Golden is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 39.7425 and longitude -105.2106. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,673 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Golden, but most people and references simply refer to it as Golden, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Golden indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Golden (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

City of Golden, CO Boundary Map


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Golden, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 19,430
Population in Households 17,137
Population in Familes 11,484
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,293
Population Density1 1,958
Diversity Index2 32
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,731
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 4,112
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,051 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,179 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,551 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 320 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $378,857
Average Home Value $397,206
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,229
Average Household Income $81,451
Per Capita Income $34,435
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.69% 0.85%
Households 1.05% 1.08%
Families 0.74% 0.94%
Median Household Income   3.72%
Per Capita Income   3.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Golden, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 37 92nd
Population Density1 # 73 84th
Diversity Index2 # 248 46th
Median Household Income # 165 64th
Per Capita Income # 123 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.