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Golden is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Golden lies along Clear Creek at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Founded during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush on 16 June 1859, the mining camp was originally named Golden City in honor of Thomas L. Golden. Golden City served as the capital of the provisional Territory of Jefferson from 1860 to 1861, and capital of the official Territory of Colorado from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the territorial capital was moved about 12 miles (19 km) east to Denver City. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 18,867 in 2010. The Colorado School of Mines, offering programs in engineering and science, is located in Golden. Also there are the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Earthquake Information Center, Coors Brewing Company, CoorsTek, Spyderco, American Mountaineering Center, and Colorado Railroad Museum. It is the birthplace of the Jolly Rancher, a candy bought out by the Hershey Foods Corporation. Famous western showman William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody is buried nearby on Lookout Mountain.


The city of golden in Colorado was once an important gold mining center in the country. It is now an important tourist destination in Colorado thanks to the outdoor activities available here. The Clear Creek Whitewater Park is a popular spot for kayaking. You will also see several people boogie boarding or tubing town the waters of the creek. Head to the North Table Mountain Park for rock climbing, Biking and hiking. Golden’s rich mining history is documented by the various museums in town. The Colorado Railroad Museum focuses on the railroading history of the state. Take your kids along, they can meet ‘Thomas the Tank Engine.’ Golden is home to the largest brewing plant in one site, the Coors Brewery. Explore the exclusive tourist destination of Golden on your next trip to Colorado.

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Facts and Stats for Golden*

  • Pollution Statistics in Golden

    Know the pollution level of Golden before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 44.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 35.38 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.64 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.96 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 23.15 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20.67 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 32.76 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 19.34 (Very Low)
  • Golden: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Golden for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Golden.

    • Burglary and Theft 30.74 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25.7 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.84 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.45 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.73 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.89 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 28.38 (Low)
    • Drug offense 54.05 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.56 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50.68 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.45 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.49 (Moderate)
  • Living in Golden - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Golden is 171.98 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 62.45 (High)
    • Climate Index 56.28 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 42.54 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.42 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.66 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.97 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.59 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 133.08 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Golden

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Golden

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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