Golden, ColoradoGolden Colorado
is a western suburb of Denver
. It lies at the mouth of Clear Creek at the foot of the mountains
. It is the county seat of Jefferson County
. The Colorado School of Mines
and the Coors Brewing Company
are in Golden. It is also the birthplace of the Jolly Rancher, a candy bought by Hershey Foods Corporation
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 17,159.
Golden was one of the first towns established in Colorado
being on the way to the gold fields
. It is about 15 miles from the center of Denver but is now part of the Denver Metropolitan Area
Geography\nGolden is located at 39°44'49" North, 105°12'39" West (39.746837, -105.210911)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 23.3 km²
). 23.3 km² (9.0 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 17,159 people, 6,877 households, and 3,913 families residing in the city. The population density
is 735.3/km² (1,905.1/mi²). There are 7,146 housing units at an average density of 306.2/km² (793.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 90.66% White, 1.03% African American
, 1.05% Native American
, 2.99% Asian
, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.98% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. 6.59% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 6,877 households out of which 26.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% are married couples living together, 8.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% are non-families. 29.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.85.
In the city the population is spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 16.9% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 120.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 118.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $49,115, and the median income for a family is $67,414. Males have a median income of $41,822 versus $32,413 for females. The per capita income for the city is $25,257. 11.3% of the population and 3.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.4% are under the age of 18 and 7.6% are 65 or older.