Denver ultimately won the position of the state capital.

Welcome to Golden

The great state of Colorado houses many wonderful towns that sprang up from humble mining camps during the great gold rush days. Golden, founded in 1859 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush and named in honor of Thomas L. Golden, boasts a colorful past, most notably, that of being the original capital of the Colorado Territories.
Although Denver ultimately won the position of the state capital, the railroad competition that sparked at that time led to railway spurs, built by Golden, which connected most of what were once small silver mining towns.
This opened the way for accelerated population growth, with the added bonus of Golden quickly becoming a favored destination for tourists, as well as a gateway to the Rockies for outdoor enthusiasts.
Home to over 18,000 residents, the Colorado School of Mines, and several other educational centers, it also enjoys a thriving business community including Coors Brewing Company. Did you know Jolly Rancher candy was birthed in Golden?
Breathtaking views and proximity for an easy weekend escape to a host of Rocky Mountain activities continue to be a major draw, inspiring the desire to call Golden home. Beautiful neighborhoods dot the landscape as one travels from the foothills into the mountain range for water rafting, skiing, hiking, biking, and enjoying the incredible walking trails.

Golden CO Homes and Real Estate

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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.


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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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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Golden Mountain Guides, Fit4Mom Denver Foothills, and Applewood Acupuncture and Wellness Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 1.13 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.84 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.79 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.84 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.72 miles 14 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.


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58.76 / 41.24%

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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.
School rating
Golden View Classical Academy
K - 12th
5th - 12th
No rating available
Free Horizon Montessori
PreK - 8th
Connections Learning Center on the Earle Johnson C
6th - 8th
No rating available
Golden High School
9th - 12th
Mitchell Elementary School
K - 5th
Shelton Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Cornerstone Montessori
PreK - K
No rating available
6th - 8th
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