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.

Golden is a blue-collar town, with 0.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Golden is a pretty powerful place. 55.84% of the adults in Golden have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.