Golden

This city offers a blend of charm, recreational options, and historical significance that make it truly special.

Welcome to Golden

The City of Golden is a captivating and beloved destination that entices visitors and residents alike.
 

What to Love About This Town

Nestled in the heart of Colorado, the City of Golden is a captivating and beloved destination that entices visitors and residents alike. From its breathtaking natural surroundings to its vibrant downtown, this city offers a blend of charm, recreational options, and historical significance that make it truly special.
 
Golden's rich history as a mining town is evident throughout the city. Its name itself, "Golden," pays homage to the precious gold that lured settlers and prospectors in the 19th century. Today, the city preserves its heritage through meticulously maintained historical buildings, museums, and attractions that offer a glimpse into the past and the spirit of the Old West.
 
The city's location is another factor that adds to its allure. Positioned between downtown Boulder and downtown Denver, Golden provides easy access to the diverse amenities and cultural offerings of these two vibrant cities. Whether you seek the eclectic atmosphere of Boulder or the bustling urban scene of Denver, both are just a short drive away. Additionally, outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate that the city is conveniently located within an hour's drive of popular ski resorts, making it an ideal home base for winter sports enthusiasts.
 
The natural beauty surrounding Golden is truly awe-inspiring. With its picturesque mountain vistas, scenic trails, and the tranquil river that runs through its main street, the city offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration. Whether you prefer hiking, biking, fishing, or simply enjoying a peaceful picnic in one of the many parks, Golden has something to offer for everyone.
 
The downtown area of Golden is a hub of activity and a popular gathering place. Lined with charming shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes, the downtown area exudes a trendy and welcoming atmosphere. It's the perfect place to stroll, dine, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture.
 
In summary, the City of Golden captures the essence of Colorado's natural beauty, historical significance, and modern allure. With its captivating history, convenient location, recreational opportunities, and charming downtown area, Golden has rightfully earned its reputation as a highly sought-after destination for both residents and visitors alike.
 

Popular Shops and Restaurants

 

Popular Festivals, Events, Venues, and Parks

 

Schools

Golden is within the Jeffco Public Schools District. Jeffco Public Schools is #5 on the Best School Districts in the Denver Area according to Niche. You can find more information here.
 

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More About Golden

Overview for Golden, CO

20,041 people live in Golden, where the median age is 34.7 and the average individual income is $48,030. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,041

Total Population

34.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,030

Average individual Income

Around Golden, CO

There's plenty to do around Golden, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
65
Bikeable
Bike Score
30
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Nice Ice, Jerky Mikes, and Denver Mountain Guiding.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.04 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.54 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.79 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.22 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Golden, CO

Golden has 7,446 households, with an average household size of 2.3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Golden do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,041 people call Golden home. The population density is 2,080.18 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,041

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.7

Median Age

58.76 / 41.24%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,446

Total Households

2.3

Average Household Size

$48,030

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Golden, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Golden. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Golden View Classical Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
Free Horizon Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Connections Learning Center on the Earle Johnson C
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Golden High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Mitchell Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Shelton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Cornerstone Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
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