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Golden, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Golden had a population of 698 as of July 1, 2017. Golden ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Golden is located at latitude 40.1102 and longitude -91.0192 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Golden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The Village of Golden (GNIS ID: 2398172) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Golden is located within Township of Northeast, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adams 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: Keokuk Junction, Labuda.

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


Total Population 698
Daytime Population: Workers 443
Daytime Population: Residents 352
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 795
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 683
Population in Familes 585
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 1,113
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $48,853
Average Household Income $56,529
Per Capita Income $22,193


Total Housing Units 300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 232 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $90,365
Average Home Value $143,777


Total Households 276
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 196
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.12% 0.76%
Households 1.21% 0.78%
Families 2.07% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Golden, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 812 41st
Population Density # 694 49th
Diversity Index # 1288 6th
Median Household Income # 882 36th
Per Capita Income # 1123 18th

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