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Golden, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Golden Census Designated Place had a population of 44 as of July 1, 2016. Golden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Golden is located at latitude 35.2637 and longitude -106.2232 in Santa Fe County. The formal boundaries for the Golden Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Fe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,637 feet.

The Golden Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584105) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Golden Census Designated Place is located within Santa Fe South Division of Santa Fe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Golden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Golden: Real de San Francisco.

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Golden, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 44
Population in Households 44
Population in Familes 37
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 26
Average Household Size 1.69
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 37 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (29.7%)
Median Home Value $181,250
Average Home Value $416,667


Median Household Income $56,457
Average Household Income $70,251
Per Capita Income $29,938
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.81% 2.59%
Households 2.71% 2.21%
Families 6.7% 2.13%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   0.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Golden, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 424 4th
Population Density1 # 438 1st
Diversity Index2 # 341 23rd
Median Household Income # 48 89th
Per Capita Income # 63 86th

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