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Overview

Introduction to Golden, Colorado

Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson county, is 7 miles SW of Arvada, Colorado and 12 miles W of Denver, Colorado. The city is in the Denver area. There are 17,159 residents in Golden.

Golden History

Golden was established in June 1859, during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. The original mining camp was named Golden City, after Thomas L. Golden. Golden went on to develop as an economic and political hub. The town suffered significant losses in population during the American Civil War, but it continued to persevere and grow. Development boomed after World War II, and in 1959, Golden grew nearly three times its size by annexing large areas of nearby land.

Golden and nearby Attractions

  • American Mountaineering Center
  • Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Foothills Art Center
  • Heritage Square Music Hall
  • Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
  • Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

Things To Do In Golden

Golden is a beautiful historic town where one find a variety of interesting recreational opportunities. One of the favorite local pastimes is outdoor rock climbing at the North Table Mountain. The city is also host to variety of arts and cultural activities, including musical performances, live theater shows and art galleries.

Golden Transportation

Denver International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Golden Higher Education

Red Rocks Community College, Front Range Community College and Regis University are nearby.

People

Total Population 19,780
Male Share of the Population 55.2%
Female Share of the Population 44.8%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 9,490
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 39.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55%
Median Earnings25+ $41,714
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,221
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,724

Wealth

Median Family Income $95,853
% Above Poverty Level 83.2%
% Below Poverty Level 16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 9.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $993
Median House Value $399,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.5%
Irish 15.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Golden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SW of Arvada, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 80401, 80403
P.O. Box Zip Codes 80402
Company Zip Codes 80419
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.755
Longitude -105.22

Golden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LAKEWOOD
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 44 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 32 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17 inches
Station EVERGREEN
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 44 F
Apr Temp 25 to 56 F
Jul Temp 47 to 81 F
Oct Temp 27 to 62 F
Annual Precip 19.3 inches
Station KASSLER
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 46 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 58 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 67 F
Annual Precip 18 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Golden, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Blackhawk (80403)

Rollinsville (80403)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arvada 111,658 $85,459
Edgewater 5,237 $58,292
Lakewood 147,836 $70,510
Morrison 394 $77,857
Westminster 110,598 $80,079
Wheat Ridge 30,863 $61,725

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Golden High Schools

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GOLDEN HIGH SCHOOL
701 24TH STREET
303-982-4200
Serves 1,299 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.5

INTERVENTIONS TRANSITIONAL PROGRAMS
1829 DENVER WEST DRIVE
303-982-7029
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 286 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.9

HOME OPTIONS SCHOOL
13200 WEST 32ND AVENUE
303-982-2600
A Non-traditional School
Serves 100 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 125

JEFFCO TRANSITION SERVICES
1200 JOHNSON ROAD
303-982-7029
A Special Education School

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