Golden

Golden is an idyllic former gold rush town.


Welcome to Golden

Founded in 1859, Golden is an idyllic former gold rush town nestled between North and South Table Mountains and the spectacular foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Originally named “Golden City” it became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862. The Territorial legislature met here until 1867 in a handful of different buildings, most notably the Loveland Block at the corner of Washington Avenue and 12th Street. When Colorado became a state in 1876, locals were outraged when Denver snagged the title of state capitol, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to slow Golden’s growth.
 
 
 

Overview for Golden, CO

20,041 people live in Golden, where the median age is 34.7 and the average individual income is $48,030. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,041

Total Population

34.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,030

Average individual Income

Around Golden, CO

There's plenty to do around Golden, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

29
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
65
Bikeable
Bike Score
30
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Parfait Co., Nice Ice, and Jerky Mikes.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.31 miles 40 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.04 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.54 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.72 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Golden, CO

Golden has 7,446 households, with an average household size of 2.3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Golden do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,041 people call Golden home. The population density is 2,080.18 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,041

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.7

Median Age

58.76 / 41.24%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,446

Total Households

2.3

Average Household Size

$48,030

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Golden, CO

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Golden. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Golden View Classical Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Cornerstone Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
Connections Learning Center on the Earle Johnson C
PUBLIC
6th - 9th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Shelton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Mitchell Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5

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