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 21,254 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 91.03% 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 sales jobs (12.84%), management occupations (10.99%), and office and administrative support (9.54%).

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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Golden telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.89% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In addition, Golden is a college town. There are a lot of students in Golden attending college, and as a result Golden provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Golden, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Golden. 55.89% 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 $36,071, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,284 for a family of four. However, Golden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Golden is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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