Golden is located close to the center of Colorado. Golden is between the Jefferson, Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek county. Golden has 9.92 square miles of land area and 0.10 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Golden population is 19,759, which has grown 15.15% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 20.84% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Golden median household income is $58,630 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 19.37% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 25.94% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Golden median house value is $359,900 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 81.49% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 43.70% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Golden is much better than the state average in quality. The Golden area codes are 303, 720.