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Golden, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Golden had a population of 21,301 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Golden is located within Golden Division of Jefferson County.


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Golden, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 21,301
Population in Households 18,784
Population in Familes 12,605
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,517
Population Density2 2,140
Diversity Index3 33
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $71,107
Average Household Income $99,524
Per Capita Income $41,495

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,702 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,690 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 ( 1.4%)
Median Home Value $436,235
Average Home Value $445,875
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,392
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 4,443
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.45% 1.19%
Households 1.51% 1.33%
Families 1.31% 1.24%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

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, 2018 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 # 36 92nd
Population Density # 72 84th
Diversity Index # 256 44th
Median Household Income # 131 72nd
Per Capita Income # 105 77th

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