Golden, Illinois Population 2024

619

Golden is a city located in Adams County Illinois. Golden has a 2024 population of 619. Golden is currently declining at a rate of -1.12% annually and its population has decreased by -4.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 645 in 2020.

The average household income in Golden is $65,987 with a poverty rate of 8.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Golden is 34.2 years, 27.8 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Golden Demographics

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

  • White: 99.48%
  • Two or more races: 0.52%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
963.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.03% (-26)
The current population of Golden, Illinois is 619 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 645.

Golden, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White76799.48%
Two or more races40.52%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Golden Population by Race

Golden Population Pyramid 2024

Golden Median Age

34.2

Total

27.8

Male

43.4

Female

Golden Adults

There are 583 adults, (185 of whom are seniors) in Golden.

Golden Age Dependency

93.7

Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Golden Sex Ratio

Female40051.88%
Male37148.12%

Golden Population by Age

Golden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3222.3278.921.1
Married1583.0784.815.2
Non Family1221.0965.634.4
Female323.4193.86.3
Male102.11000
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2.99

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

78.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Golden Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Golden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Golden Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.15%.

Golden Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,423

Average Earnings

$54,318

Average Male

$35,000

Average Female

Golden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Golden Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Golden Language

98.84% of Golden residents speak only English, while 1.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.87% of the population.

Golden Language

Golden Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White744658.74%
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8.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.19%

Male Poverty Rate

12.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Golden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Golden is White, with 8.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Golden is White, with 8.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 26.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.83%.

Golden Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.95%
Some College9.66%
High School9.46%
Bachelors or Greater1.63%
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Golden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed14.77%
Male Employed2.13%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Golden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Golden Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Golden Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Golden Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Golden Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Golden Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Golden Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

49

Number of Veterans

45

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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Golden Veterans by War

count

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Golden Veterans by Age

count

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Golden Veterans by Race

Golden Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Golden Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Golden Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Golden Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Golden Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

87.94%

Born in Golden

99.74%

Native Born

0.26%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.74% of Golden residents were born in the United States, with 87.94% having been born in Illinois. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Golden Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029584-7-1.18%
2028591-7-1.17%
2027598-7-1.16%
2026605-7-1.14%
2025612-7-1.13%
2024619-7-1.12%
2023626-7-1.11%
2022633-7-1.09%
2021640-5-0.78%
2020645284.54%
2019617-4-0.64%
2018621-6-0.96%
2017627-4-0.63%
2016631-5-0.79%
201563610.16%
2014635
2013635-5-0.78%
2012640
2011640-2-0.31%
2010642
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Golden Population by Year