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 20,571 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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Golden is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Golden workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Golden is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Golden who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.52% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Golden, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Golden provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Golden, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Golden is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.84% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Golden in 2010 was $35,584, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,336 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 Scottish.

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