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Golden, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Golden Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Barry County at latitude 36.5371 and longitude -93.6604. Barry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The formal official name is the Golden Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Golden, Missouri.

The U5 Census Class Code for Golden indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Golden Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles.

Golden Census Designated Place, MO Boundary Map


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Golden, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 282
Population in Households 282
Population in Familes 230
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 53
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 93
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 ( 6.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (38.9%)
Median Home Value $117,857
Average Home Value $144,872


Median Household Income $37,398
Average Household Income $45,220
Per Capita Income $21,030
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.0%
Households 0.18% 0.0%
Families 1.58% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 647 38th
Population Density1 # 1003 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 671 36th
Median Household Income # 615 41st
Per Capita Income # 442 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.