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Welcome to Golden ...

The city of Golden is located in Jefferson County<1> and is the County Seat for Jefferson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Golden has a population of 20,434 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Golden, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated January 2, 1871.

Golden is 5,780 feet [1,762 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Golden is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Golden lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Golden: (303) & (720)<4>

The ZIP codes for Golden: 80401-80403, 80419<5>

Websites for Golden ...

Official Website:   www.ci.golden.co.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.goldencochamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Golden had an population of 20,434 people. This is an increase of 8.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Golden had a population of 18,867 people. This makes Golden the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Golden represents 0.38% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 28th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,867 people, the population of Golden increased 9.95% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,159 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Golden.

Communities Also Named Golden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Golden - they are located in Alaska, British Columbia, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Michigan (4), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas (2), Washington and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Golden.

Communities near Golden ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Golden.

  • Denver [Denver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denver
    • Denver [Denver County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Golden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 735,538 people
    • Former names for Denver:
    • Auraina
    • Denver City
    • Montana City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<7>
  • Lakewood [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
    • Lakewood [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Golden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 157,429 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<7>
  • Thornton [Adams County]
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    • Thornton [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Golden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornton<7>
  • Arvada [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arvada
    • Arvada [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Golden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,936 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arvada
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arvada<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westminster [Adams County]
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      • Westminster [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Golden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,046 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<7>
    • Boulder [Boulder County]
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      • Boulder [Boulder County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Golden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107,645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<7>
    • Broomfield [Broomfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broomfield
      • Broomfield [Broomfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Golden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broomfield<7>
    • Littleton [Arapahoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Arapahoe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Golden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littleton<7>
    • Northglenn [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northglenn
      • Northglenn [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Golden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northglenn have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northglenn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northglenn<7>
    • Englewood [Arapahoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Englewood
      • Englewood [Arapahoe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Golden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,099 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Englewood<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Golden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Golden.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Golden. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Golden.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Golden. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Golden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Golden ...

Looking for more information about Golden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Golden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Golden.

Adding Golden to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Golden in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Golden was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Golden on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Colorado (1947).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Golden on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Golden

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About Jefferson County

About Colorado

The official website for Golden: www.ci.golden.co.us/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Golden.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Golden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Golden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Golden or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Golden includes: 80401, 80402 & 80403.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Golden) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Golden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GoldenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Golden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7549, Longitude: -105.2209    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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