Golden, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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The Golden Census Designated Place had a population of 287 as of July 1, 2018. Golden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Golden is located at latitude 36.5371 and longitude -93.6604 in Barry County. 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. Barry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The Golden Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2587074) 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.

The Golden Census Designated Place is located within Township of White River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barry 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, 2018.

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Golden, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 287
Population in Households 287
Population in Familes 233
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 54
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $38,399
Average Household Income $52,634
Per Capita Income $24,787


Total Housing Units 216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (38.0%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $193,008


Total Households 134
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 2
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.3% 0.35%
Households 0.27% 0.3%
Families 1.07% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2018 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 # 640 38th
Population Density # 1003 3rd
Diversity Index # 578 43rd
Median Household Income # 738 29th
Per Capita Income # 420 59th

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