Golden, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Golden, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Golden had a population of 19,805 as of July 1, 2015. Golden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Golden is located at latitude 39.7425 and longitude -105.2106 in Jefferson County. 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. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,673 feet.

The City of Golden (GNIS ID: 2410611) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Golden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Golden, CO Boundary Map

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Golden, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 19,805
Population in Households 17,470
Population in Familes 11,688
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,335
Population Density1 1,996
Diversity Index2 33
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,886
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 4,201
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,199 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,687 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $405,919
Average Home Value $419,432
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,402
Average Household Income $83,636
Per Capita Income $35,333
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.98%
Households 1.23% 1.2%
Families 1.01% 1.1%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 247 46th
Median Household Income # 177 62nd
Per Capita Income # 125 73rd

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