Golden, CO


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Living in Golden

Golden is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 20,330 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Golden is the 29th 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 89.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Golden is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Golden who work in teaching (11.76%), sales jobs (10.46%), and management occupations (10.26%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Golden has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.89% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Golden is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Golden enrolled in college, Golden has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Golden. 53.49% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Golden in 2010 was $35,619, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,476 for a family of four. However, Golden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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