Golden, Colorado Population 2022

20,705
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Golden is a city located in Jefferson County Colorado. It is also the county seat of Jefferson County. With a 2020 population of 20,705, it is the 37th largest city in Colorado and the 2220th largest city in the United States. Golden is currently growing at a rate of 0.74% annually and its population has increased by 1.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,399 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Golden has a population density of 2,147 people per square mile.

The average household income in Golden is $101,018 with a poverty rate of 13.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Golden is 33.5 years, 30.9 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Golden Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Goldenwas:

  • White: 91.42%
  • Two or more races: 2.56%
  • Asian: 2.00%
  • Black or African American: 1.91%
  • Other race: 1.68%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Golden, Colorado is 20,705 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,399.

Golden, Colorado Population 2022

Population by Race

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Golden Population by Race

Golden Population Pyramid 2022

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Golden Median Age

35


Total

33.1


Male

38.6


Female

Golden Adults

There are 16,921 adults, (2,291 of whom are seniors) in Golden.

Golden Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Golden Sex Ratio

Female

8,519

41.78%

Male

11,872

58.22%

Golden Population by Age

Golden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Golden Household Types

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Golden Households and Families

3.01

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Golden Households by Type

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Golden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Golden Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 94.39%.

Golden Educational Attainment by Race

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$53,166

Average Earnings

$55,904

Average Male

$47,717

Average Female

Golden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Golden Language by Age

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Golden Language

90.80% of Golden residents speak only English, while 9.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.71% of the population.

Golden Language

Golden Poverty by Race

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13.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.02%

Male Poverty Rate

10.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Golden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Golden is Black, with 47.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Golden is Hispanic, with 4.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.22%.

Golden Poverty

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Golden Poverty Rate by Education

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Golden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Golden Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Golden Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Golden Married by Age and Sex

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Golden Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Golden Marital Status by Race

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Golden Marital Status

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822

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Golden Veterans by War

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Golden Veterans by Age

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Golden Veterans by Race

Golden Veterans by Education

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12.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Golden Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Golden Employment by Age

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Golden Employment by Race

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Golden Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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35.71%

Born in Golden

92.25%

Native Born

7.75%

Foreign Born

4.85%

Non Citizen

2.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.25% of Golden residents were born in the United States, with 35.71% having been born in Colorado. 4.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Golden Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Golden Population by Year