Golden, Colorado Population 2020

22,270

Golden is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 22,270, it is the 29th largest city in Colorado and the 1695th largest city in the United States. Golden is currently growing at a rate of 2.33% annually and its population has increased by 18.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,867 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Golden has a population density of 2,310 people per square mile.

The average household income in Golden is $93,646 with a poverty rate of 16.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,295 per month, and the median house value is $485,800. The median age in Golden is 32.6 years, 29.6 years for males, and 36.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 132.6 males.

Golden Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Golden was:

  • White: 92.13%
  • Asian: 2.99%
  • Two or more races: 2.17%
  • Black or African American: 1.39%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Golden, Colorado is 22,270, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,254.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,867.

Golden, Colorado Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,16192.13%
Asian6212.99%
Two or More Races4512.17%
Black or African American2901.39%
Some Other Race1570.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native1180.57%

Golden Population Pyramid 2020

Golden Median Age

32.6


Total

29.6


Male

36.9


Female

Golden Adults

There are 17,466 adults, (2,246 of whom are seniors) in Golden.

Golden Age Dependency

36.6

Age Dependency Ratio

14.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Golden Sex Ratio

Female

8,940

42.98%

Male

11,858

57.02%

Golden Households and Families

Golden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Golden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.4%16.6%
Male67.9%32.1%
All57.1%42.9%
Female55.6%44.4%
Non Family36.3%63.7%

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6232.3457.1
Non Family3,8851.7236.3
Married3,0423.0183.4
Female540355.6
Male1562.4367.9

2.94

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Golden Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1501.16%
9th to 12th Grade5714.41%
High School Graduate2,13516.50%
Some College1,97215.24%
Associates Degree8816.81%
Bachelors Degree4,11531.79%
Graduate Degree3,11924.10%

Golden Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,22110,8626,537
Hispanic956648170
Asian286286261
Black21219997
Multiple Races205194150
Native American9958
Other Race953219

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 91.26%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,813$46,321$43,092
Less Than High School$26,250$33,309$
High School Grad$26,868$26,458$27,168
Some College$32,407$32,382$32,440
Bachelors Degree$49,869$49,110$51,250
Graduate Degree$69,390$81,875$62,604

$44,813

Average Earnings

$46,321

Average Male

$43,092

Average Female

Golden Language

Golden Language by Age

Golden Language

89.35% of Golden residents speak only English, while 10.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.46% of the population.

Golden Poverty

Golden Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,7082,34314.92%
Asian61025341.48%
Hispanic1,05318917.95%
Multiple40215839.30%
Black1135044.25%
Other1572415.29%
Native572035.09%

16.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.61%

Male Poverty Rate

14.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Golden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Golden is Black, with 44.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Golden is White, with 14.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.77%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.03%
Some College9.56%
Bachelors or Greater8.53%
High School7.81%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.57%
Male Unemployed23.20%
Male Employed13.69%
Female Employed10.49%

Golden Income

Golden Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,344$93,646
Families$111,806$129,497
Married Families$130,761-
Non Families$39,959$58,412

Golden Marital Status

Golden Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Golden Married by Age and Sex

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

Golden Veterans

902

Number of Veterans

849

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam327
Second Gulf War123
First Gulf War100
Korea90
World War II78
Age Group Veterans
75+237
35 to 54200
65 to 74195
55 to 64169
18 to 34101
Name Veterans % of Total
White8695.41%
Hispanic332.38%
Black3313.10%

$Golden Veterans by Education

12.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Golden Employment Status

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Golden Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

36.36%

Born in Colorado

91.68%

Native Born

8.32%

Foreign Born

5.39%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.68% of Golden residents were born in the United States, with 36.36% having been born in Colorado. 5.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202022,2705082.33%
201921,7625082.39%
201821,254780.37%
201721,1765082.46%
201620,668970.47%
201520,5712811.38%
201420,2904462.25%
201319,8441220.62%
201219,722460.23%
201119,6764442.31%
201019,2322,0731.15%
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%