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Golden has the 1503rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Golden is part of the Denver metro area. Unemployment in the Denver area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Denver has the 18th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Golden is above average at $54,450, and the median cost of a home in Golden is $359,900, which is above the national average. 53% of workers in Golden hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Golden. 78% of Golden workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Golden spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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American Job Center Serving Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties

3500 Illinois St.
Suite 1600; Laramie Building
Golden, CO 80401