Golden, Colorado Population 2021

20,749
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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 20,749, it is the 30th largest city in Colorado and the 1797th largest city in the United States . Golden is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually but its population has increased by 9.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,867 in 2010. Golden reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 10 miles, Golden has a population density of 2,152 people per square mile.

The average household income in Golden is $101,018 with a poverty rate of 15.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,386 per month, and the median house value is $522,200. 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: 92.38%
  • Asian: 2.58%
  • Two or more races: 1.93%
  • Black or African American: 1.78%
  • Other race: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Golden, Colorado is 20,749 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,767.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,867.

Golden, Colorado Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,11692.38%
Asian5332.58%
Two or More Races3991.93%
Black or African American3681.78%
Some Other Race1730.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native1040.50%
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Golden Population by Race

Golden Population Pyramid $2021

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Golden Median Age

33.5


Total

30.9


Male

38


Female

Golden Adults

There are 17,621 adults, (2,425 of whom are seniors) in Golden.

Golden Age Dependency

36.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Golden Sex Ratio

Female

8,689

41.99%

Male

12,004

58.01%

Golden Population by Age

Golden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Golden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family37.7%62.3%
Female58%42%
All58.5%41.5%
Male77.8%22.2%
Married81.7%18.3%

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Golden Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6182.3258.5
Non Family3,6831.7137.7
Married3,1452.8981.7
Female6192.9858
Male1712.4777.8

2.83

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Golden Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1371.04%
9th to 12th Grade5544.22%
High School Graduate2,21616.87%
Some College2,02115.39%
Associates Degree8156.20%
Bachelors Degree4,06230.93%
Graduate Degree3,33025.35%
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Golden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Golden Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,47011,1106,740
Hispanic917618188
Asian261261240
Black25824497
2+ Races155155105
Other Race1023022
Native American8069

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 91.95%.

Golden Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,336$48,170$42,334
Less Than 9th Grade$24,773$33,229$7,417
High School Graduate$29,524$30,170$28,750
Some College$31,060$30,515$32,772
Bachelors Degree$51,144$58,047$47,260
Graduate Degree$71,601$75,966$65,938

$45,336

Average Earnings

$48,170

Average Male

$42,334

Average Female

Golden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Golden Language by Age

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Golden Language

91.12% of Golden residents speak only English, while 8.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.26% of the population.

Golden Language

Golden Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,5862,22514.28%
Asian48621043.21%
Hispanic1,09015614.31%
Multiple35912033.43%
Black1386950.00%
Other1731810.40%

15.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.95%

Male Poverty Rate

13.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Golden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Golden is Black, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Golden is Other, with 10.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.75%.

Golden Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College10.59%
High School8.73%
Less Than 9th Grade6.99%
Bachelors or Greater6.55%

Golden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.24%
Male Unemployed30.74%
Male Employed10.80%
Female Employed7.95%

Golden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Golden Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,349$101,018
Families$113,380$133,692
Married Families$131,122-
Non Families$41,819$60,719
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Income by Household Type

Golden Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.2%

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 45-54.

Golden Marital Status by Race

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Golden Marital Status

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863

Number of Veterans

821

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam356
Second Gulf War136
First Gulf War77
Korea76
World War II38

Golden Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+224
55 to 64216
65 to 74205
18 to 34118
35 to 54100

Golden Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8175.03%
Black4614.37%
Hispanic251.89%

Golden Veterans by Race

Golden Veterans by Education

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16.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Golden Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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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35.22%

Born in Golden

92.70%

Native Born

7.30%

Foreign Born

4.49%

Non Citizen

2.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.70% of Golden residents were born in the United States, with 35.22% having been born in Colorado. 4.49% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,749-9-0.04%
202020,758-9-0.04%
201920,767-9-0.04%
201820,776-252-1.20%
201721,0285402.64%
201620,4881000.49%
201520,3882751.37%
201420,1134552.31%
201319,658980.50%
201219,5601760.91%
201119,3844342.29%
201018,9501,7911.00%
200017,1594,0432.72%
199013,1168790.70%
198012,2372,4202.23%
19709,8172,6993.27%
19607,1181,8803.11%
19505,2382,0635.13%
19403,1750.00%

Golden Population by Year