Golden, CO

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2022 Population
20,461
2.1% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.2
1.44% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.3%
9.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$90,990
8.35% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$698,700
20.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,630
3.44% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Golden, CO had a population of 20.5k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $90,990. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Golden, CO grew from 20,041 to 20,461, a 2.1% increase and its median household income grew from $83,976 to $90,990, a 8.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Golden, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.5%), White (Hispanic) (5.32%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.63%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.64%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.67%).

None of the households in Golden, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.6% of the residents in Golden, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Golden, CO are Colorado School of Mines (1,937 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Golden, CO was $698,700, and the homeownership rate was 58.1%.

Most people in Golden, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Golden, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Golden, CO is home to a population of 20.5k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.16% of Golden, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.26k people).

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Golden, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k White (Hispanic) and 742 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.6% of Golden, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Golden, CO was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Golden, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.1k ± 574
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.09k ± 340
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    742 ± 363
10.1%
Hispanic Population
2.06k people

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Golden, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k White (Hispanic) and 742 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.1% of the people in Golden, CO are hispanic (2.06k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.26k people
7.93%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.59k people

As of 2022, 6.16% of Golden, CO residents (1.26k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Golden, CO was 7.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    220 ± 103
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    155 ± 116
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    152 ± 76

Golden, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Golden, CO employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Golden, CO are Educational Services (1,571 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,480 people), and Retail Trade (1,203 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($170,938), Information ($123,571), and Wholesale Trade ($122,938).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.6k
2022 Value
± 834
3.44%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Golden, CO grew at a rate of 3.44%, from 10.3k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Golden, CO, are Management Occupations (1,633 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,019 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (944 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Golden, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.6k
2022 Value
± 834
3.44%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Golden, CO grew at a rate of 3.44%, from 10.3k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Golden, CO, are Educational Services (1,571 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,480 people), and Retail Trade (1,203 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Golden, CO, though some of these residents may live in Golden, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,417
Median earning men ± $9,690
$50,167
Median earning women ± $6,559

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($123,929), Wholesale Trade ($123,375), and Public Administration ($122,636).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($82,417), Construction ($82,292), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,725).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Golden, CO awarded 1,937 degrees. The student population of Golden, CO in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 5,078 male students and 2,325 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Golden, CO are White (1,319 and 75.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (172 and 9.9%), Asian (83 and 4.78%), and Two or More Races (79 and 4.55%).

The largest universities in Golden, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado School of Mines (1,937 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Golden, CO are Mechanical Engineering (360 and 18.6%), Computer Science (256 and 13.2%), and Chemical Engineering (183 and 9.45%).

The median tuition cost in Golden, CO for a public four year colleges is $17,520 for in-state students and $39,600 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Golden, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 58%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,403 (68.6% men and 31.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,403 students enrolled in Golden, CO, 68.6% men and 31.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,954 records, of which 30.8% were women and 69.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 155 degrees awarded
  2. 304 degrees awarded
  3. 202 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Golden, CO was Chemical Engineering with 155 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,937 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado School of Mines with 1,937 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,366 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Golden, CO, which is 2.39 times more than the 571 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,319 degrees mean that there were 7.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 172 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($17,520) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,520) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Golden, CO was $698,700 in 2022, which is 2.48 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $579,800 to $698,700, a 20.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Golden, CO is 58.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Golden, CO have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Golden, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$698,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$57,334
$4,502
Median Property Taxes
±$451

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Golden, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.1%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.1% of the housing units in Golden, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.8%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 98.50
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$90,990
Median Household Income
± $6,300
7.75k
Number of Households
± 627

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.75k households in Golden, CO grew to $90,990 from the previous year's value of $83,976.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Golden, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (53.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (26.5%)
  3. Carpooled (7.99%)

In 2022, 53.9% of workers in Golden, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (26.5%) and those who carpooled to work (7.99%).

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Golden, CO have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.762% of the workforce in Golden, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Golden, CO (1.86k out of 18k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Golden, CO is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.8% of the population of Golden, CO has health coverage, with 61% on employee plans, 9.47% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 0.224% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, CO see 1166 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.93% decrease from the previous year (1189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1029 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 277 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,166 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, CO

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, CO see an average of 1,166 patients per year. This represents a 1.93% decrease from the previous year (1,189 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.2% under 18 years, 29.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 55.9% were men and 44.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.2%
Uninsured
61%
Employer Coverage
9.47%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
0.224%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Golden, CO declined by 23.2% from 2.86% to 2.2%.

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