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Downtown Golden, Colorado
Downtown Golden, Colorado

Golden, Colorado lies at the mouth of Clear Creek at the edge of the foothills of the Front Range. Founded on June 16, 1859 and named for Thomas L. Golden, it is the county seat of Jefferson County and a suburb of the city of Denver. The Colorado School of Mines and the Coors Brewing Company are in Golden. It is also the birthplace of the Jolly Rancher, a candy bought by Hershey Foods Corporation. Famous western showman William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody is buried nearby on Lookout Mountain. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,159. Downtown Golden, Colorado, looking north on Washington Street (taken Oct. ... Downtown Golden, Colorado, looking north on Washington Street (taken Oct. ... The Front Range is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Front Range is a mountain range in the United States on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, and on the western edge of the Great Plains. ... Thomas L. Golden, nicknamed Tom, was a gold miner from Georgia who was one of the earliest gold rushers who came to todays Jefferson County, Colorado in 1858. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... Guggenheim Hall with the famous M in the background The Colorado School of Mines, located in the town of Golden, was originally founded in 1873 by the Episcopal Church, but in 1874 it was transferred to the Territory of Colorado. ... The Coors Brewing Company is one of the world’s largest brewery companies. ... Jolly Rancher is a brand of candy, including hard candy, fruit chews, and lollipops. ... The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), formerly Hershey Foods Corporation (name changed in April 2005), commonly called Hersheys, is the worlds largest chocolate company. ... Buffalo Bill Cody Buffalo Bill (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was born William Frederick Cody in the American state of Iowa, near Le Claire. ...


Geography

Location of Golden, Colorado

Golden is located at 39°44'49" North, 105°12'39" West (39.746837, -105.210911)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.3 km² (9.0 mi²). Golden was one of the first towns established in Colorado being on the way to the gold fields. It is about 15 miles from the center of Denver, and it is now regarded as a western suburb of Denver and part of the Denver Metropolitan Area. Golden was the territorial capital of Colorado. By 2025, it will be the endpoint of the West Corridor in Denver's FasTracks commuter rail network. Golden (Jefferson County) is home to some of the world's best mountain biking. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias CO county maps by Seth Ilys. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 8th 104,185 sq mi  269 837 km² 280 miles  451 km 380 miles  612 km 0. ... Miners at Pikes Peak The Colorado Gold Rush was the boom in the prospecting and mining of gold in present-day Colorado in the United States that began in 1859 (when the land was still in the Kansas Territory) and lasted throughout the early 1860s. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... The Denver Metropolitan Area (population 2,179,240 in 2000) has Denver, Colorado with a population of about 500,000 as its core. ... FasTracks is a 12-year, $4. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ...


Demographics

Coors Brewery in Golden, Colorado
Coors Brewery in Golden, Colorado

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 17,159 people, 6,877 households, and 3,913 families residing in the city. The population density was 735.3/km² (1,905.1/mi²). There were 7,146 housing units at an average density of 306.2/km² (793.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.66% White, 1.03% Black or African American, 1.05% Native American, 2.99% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.98% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. 6.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Download high resolution version (851x560, 66 KB)Coors brewery in Golden, Colorado (taken Oct. ... Download high resolution version (851x560, 66 KB)Coors brewery in Golden, Colorado (taken Oct. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,877 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.85. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 16.9% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 120.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $49,115, and the median income for a family was $67,414. Males had a median income of $41,822 versus $32,413 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,257. 11.3% of the population and 3.5% of families were below the poverty line. 6.4% of those under the age of 18 and 7.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

Coordinates: 39.746837° N -105.210911° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

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Golden, Colorado (470 words)
Golden, Colorado lies at the mouth of Clear Creek at the edge of the foothills of the Front Range.
The Colorado School of Mines, Mount Falcon Park [1] and the Coors Brewing Company are in Golden.
Golden was one of the first towns established in Colorado being on the way to the gold fields.
Golden History (926 words)
Colorado's first railroad company, the Colorado Central and Pacific Railroad, was incorporated in 1865 but the first train did not operate until late in 1870.
In 1866, George West began publication of the Colorado Transcript, Colorado's oldest weekly newspaper, which is still published in Golden as the Golden Transcript.
Colorado School of Mines, which offers degrees in science and engineering, is operating at capacity enrollment with students from all 50 states and many foreign countries.
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