Golden, CO
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Golden profile

Living in Golden

Golden is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 19,871 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Golden is the 32nd largest community in Colorado.

Golden home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Golden real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Golden is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Golden is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Golden who work in management occupations (14.67%), sales jobs (11.52%), and office and administrative support (9.06%).

Also of interest is that Golden has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Golden is also a city of artists. Golden has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Golden’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.31% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Golden, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Golden provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Golden, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

If knowledge is power, Golden is a pretty powerful place. 54.58% of the adults in Golden have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Golden in 2018 was $43,810, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $175,240 for a family of four. However, Golden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Golden is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Golden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Golden residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Golden include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Golden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.