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Golden, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Golden had a population of 667 as of July 1, 2020. 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 40.1092 and longitude -91.0176 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Golden 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Golden: Keokuk Junction, Labuda.


Golden, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 667 (100%)
Population in Households 653 (97.9%)
Population in Families 557 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 14 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 1,038
Diversity Index2 5


Median Household Income $62,437
Average Household Income $76,101
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $30,125
Wealth Index5 78


Total HU (Housing Units) 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $130,978
Average Home Value $186,052
Housing Affordability Index3 281


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.34% -0.06%
Households 0.56% 0.0%
Families 1.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
Owner Occupied HU   0.09%


Golden, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 828 40th
Population Density # 704 49th
Median Household Income # 527 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 975 71st
Per Capita Income # 623 55th
Diversity Index # 1271 7th

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