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Golden is a city in Jefferson County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for miner Thomas L. Golden.

The latitude of Golden is 39.755N. The longitude is -105.22W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,676 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,550.


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Median household income
Local
$49,115
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Golden demographic reports
Golden is on Clear Creek, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 46. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· J.J. Thomas, Olympic medallist (snowboarding)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Fine Arts Festival - Aug. 18-19, 2007
  • Colorado State Fair - Aug. 24-Sept. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Golden web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Clear Creek
Golden attractions: Coors Brewery tours
Historic sites and museums: Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Astor House Museum, Clear Creek History Park, Colorado Railroad Museum, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Golden Pioneer Museum, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Colleges and universities: Colorado School of Mines

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Golden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Denver area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80403 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Golden residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Golden ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Golden was $25,257, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

46% of Golden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Golden include Twelfth Street Historic Residential District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Golden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $608.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,331.


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Libraries in Golden include Jcpl-Daniels Library, Jcpl-Golden Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Golden political report.

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Restaurants

Golden restaurants taking online reservations include Rhapsody's at Clear Creek ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Golden workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Golden between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Golden include Candlewood Suites, Comfort Suites Golden, Courtyard by Marriott Denver West/Golden, Days Inn Suites Denver West, Fairfield Inn, Golden Hotel Clarion Collection, Hampton Inn Golden, Holiday Inn Denver West Village, La Quinta Inn, Marriott Denver West ... More hotels.

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