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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.
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.
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.
46% of Golden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Golden include Twelfth Street Historic Residential District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Golden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $608. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,331.
Libraries in Golden include Jcpl-Daniels Library, Jcpl-Golden Library ... View libraries
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Golden political report.
Golden restaurants taking online reservations include Rhapsody's at Clear Creek ... View restaurants
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.
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.
Golden, COPros: I want to thank the city of Golden for their excellent efforts on snow removal of the roads... Blog about Golden
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