Income/capita 14%
Household income 7%
Unemployment 37%
Income per capita$33,865$33,230$29,829
Median household income$59,028$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$94,068$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,958$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$25,169$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$25,785$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level18.2%12.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Golden is 14% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Golden is 7% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Golden is 37% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Golden is 20% higher than the national average

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      Golden employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.1%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector10.8%0.8%
      Financial & insurance services2.2%3.4%
      Wholesale & retail services12.9%12.8%
      Public administration3.7%6.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%1.4%
      Education, health & social services19.7%36.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cherry Hills Village, CO6,414$224,125305%
      Bow Mar, CO1,047$194,500252%
      Columbine Valley, CO1,190$147,500167%
      Genesee, CO3,625$144,732162%
      Upper Bear Creek, CO1,227$121,103119%
      Golden, CO20,268$59,0287%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Shelby, NC20,259$33,45140%
      Holtsville, NY20,258$95,10672%
      South St. Paul, MN20,281$54,7771%
      Cockeysville, MD20,247$61,14911%
      Cumberland, MD20,290$31,85542%
      Golden, CO20,268$59,0287%
      Source: The Golden, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).