Gold Hill, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 230. Population change since 2000: +9.5%
Males: 111  (48.3%)
Females: 119  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  67.3 years
Colorado median age:  36.7 years

Zip codes: 80302.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $65,117 (it was $48,750 in 2000)
Gold Hill:

$65,117
CO:

$65,685

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $40,585 (it was $24,675 in 2000)

Gold Hill CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $448,465 (it was $261,500 in 2000)
Gold Hill:

$448,465
CO:

$314,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $432,009; Detached houses: $430,045

Median gross rent in 2016: $2,504.

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  • Races in Gold Hill, CO (2010)

    Gold Hill races chart
    • 21593.5%White alone
    • 93.9%Hispanic
    • 41.7%Two or more races
    • 10.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Asian alone

Races in Gold Hill detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gold Hill: 105.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (9.9%), Hungarian (9.0%), Swedish (8.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 8296 feet

Land area: 2.01 square miles.

Population density: 115 people per square mile   (very low).

Gold Hill,CO real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Gold Hill:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gold Hill CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 86.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

24 residents are foreign born (15.9% Europe).

This place:

15.9%
Colorado:

9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,512 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,796 (0.4%)

Gold Hill satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boulder, CO (8.6 miles , pop. 94,673).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (25.8 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (583.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Sunshine, CO (1.6 miles ), Crisman, CO (1.8 miles) , Mountain Meadows, CO (1.8 miles ), Sugarloaf, CO (1.8 miles ), Jamestown, CO (1.9 miles ), Bark Ranch, CO (2.0 miles ), Bald Mountain, CO (2.1 miles ), Seven Hills, CO (2.1 miles) .

Latitude: 40.06 N, Longitude: 105.41 W

Gold Hill household income distribution Gold Hill home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (56%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (44%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (64%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (56%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (44%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (64%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Gold Hill: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gold Hill, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gold Hill-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.5 miles away from the Gold Hill place center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/22/2008, a category F3 tornado 36.8 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 78 people and caused $147 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gold Hill-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 410.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 161.4 miles away from Gold Hill center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 512.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 392.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 243.4 miles away from Gold Hill center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 343.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Boulder County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gold Hill topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gold Hill:

  • BOULDER COMMUNITY HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BOULDER, CO)
  • HOSPICE OF MEMORIAL HOSP (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BOULDER, CO)
  • BOULDER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; BOULDER, CO)
  • FAMILY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BOULDER, CO)
  • ANAM CHARA HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BOULDER, CO)
  • MESA VISTA OF BOULDER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BOULDER, CO)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - BOULDER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BOULDER, CO)

Amtrak stations near Gold Hill:

  • 7 miles: BOULDER (4401 N. BROADWAY) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar.
  • 18 miles: LONGMONT (615 N. MAUB ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gold Hill:

  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 9 miles; Boulder, CO; Full-time enrollment: 28,328)
  • Front Range Community College (about 23 miles; Westminster, CO; FT enrollment: 14,756)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 24 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 28 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Regis University (about 28 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 30 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 32 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)

Public elementary/middle school in Gold Hill:

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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • KGNU Community Radio 88.5FM gets into Gold Hill.

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Notable locations in Gold Hill: Trojan Ranch (A), Gold Hill Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Gold Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Boulder County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 80.5. This is about average.

City:

80.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2011 was 0.439. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.439
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 8.95. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.95
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 46.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

46.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 23.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.5%
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  45.5%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  13.4%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Colorado average:

11.3

Gold Hill travel time to work - commute Gold Hill mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gold Hill CDP (based on Boulder County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic59,24011
Evangelical Protestant28,825101
Mainline Protestant19,12643
Other14,35974
Orthodox7184
None172,299-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Boulder County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Boulder County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 68
Boulder County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 287
Here:

9.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

3.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Boulder County:

12.5%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gold Hill:

48.1%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.3%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gold Hill:

8.1%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gold Hill:

6.7
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gold Hill:

27.8%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

59.7%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.1%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gold Hill, CO Residents

9.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.24%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($634 average AGI)
Boulder County:

0.07%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Weld County, CO  0.58% ($37,155 average AGI)
from Denver County, CO  0.58% ($47,402)
from Adams County, CO  0.48% ($38,249)


9.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($594 average AGI)
Boulder County:

0.12%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  1.13% ($37,994 average AGI)
to Weld County, CO  0.82% ($47,909)
to Adams County, CO  0.62% ($39,720)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gold Hill:

  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KVCU (1190 AM; 7 kW; BOULDER, CO; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCFC (1490 AM; 1 kW; BOULDER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KPOF (910 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gold Hill:

  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K229AC (93.7 FM; WARD, CO; Owner: BOULDER COMMUNITY BROADCAST ASSOC., INC.)
  • KXDC (102.1 FM; ESTES PARK, CO; Owner: HIGH PEAK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVOD (90.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gold Hill:

  • K54DK (Channel 54; BOULDER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • K17CF (Channel 17; BOULDER, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • K47IH (Channel 47; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K44CT (Channel 44; BOULDER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KWGN-TV (Channel 2; DENVER, CO; Owner: KWGN INC.)
  • K57AA (Channel 57; ESTES PARK, CO; Owner: SYNCOM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KDVR (Channel 31; DENVER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Gold Hill Fire Station (Lat: 40.063861 Lon: -105.411667), Call Sign: WXT650
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.205 MHz, 154.280 MHz, 154.325 MHz, 154.415 MHzGrant Date: 10/25/2013, Expiration Date: 01/05/2024Registrant: Boulder County Sheriff\'s Office Communications, 3280 Airport Roar, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone: (720) 564-2962, Email:
  • S Of Sunshine Canyon Dr. 0.32 Miles E Of Gold Hill (Lat: 40.059722 Lon: -105.404722), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 3.8 m, Overall height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: WQNM710
    Assigned Frequencies: 170.300 MHzGrant Date: 03/24/2011, Expiration Date: 03/24/2021, Certifier: Kevin StewartRegistrant: Urban Drainage And Flood Control District, 2480 W. 26th Ave, Suite 156-B, Denver, CO 80211, Phone: (303) 455-6277, Fax: (303) 455-7880, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$509,9408$308,913
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$230,130
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$283,365
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$536,230
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0137.01

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (81%)
  • Electricity (18%)

Gold Hill compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Gold Hill on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #71 (80302) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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