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Golden, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Golden Census Designated Place had a population of 45 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Golden: Real de San Francisco.

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Golden, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 45
Daytime Population: Workers 3
Daytime Population: Residents 19
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 45
Population in Familes 37
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 7
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $56,588
Average Household Income $65,480
Per Capita Income $28,679


Total Housing Units 37 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (27.0%)
Median Home Value $185,000
Average Home Value $400,000


Total Households 27
Average Household Size 1.67
Family Households 19
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.74% 2.13%
Households 2.87% 2.13%
Families 6.54% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

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, 2017 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 # 423 5th
Population Density # 438 1st
Diversity Index # 344 23rd
Median Household Income # 52 88th
Per Capita Income # 81 82nd

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