Demographics

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2010 Census Information

Highlights

  • Total population: 20,371
  • Median age: 45.6
  • Race: White 84%, Black 7%, Asian 4%, Hispanic 3%, Biracial 1%, Other 1 %
  • Median Household Income: $62,500

Check out detailed 2010 census information about Golden Valley from the Metropolitan Council.

View comprehensive census information from 2000.

2006 Resident Survey—Demographic Highlights

A resident survey conducted in 2006 interviewed 400 randomly selected residents of Golden Valley. From that sample:

Age

  • Average age: 54.3
  • 39% of households are composed entirely of those over age 55
  • 27% of households are headed by retirees
  • 33% of households possess school-aged children and/or preschoolers

Home Ownership & Longevity

  • 82% percent own their current residences; 18% rent 
  • Median longevity of adult residents: 14.8 years
  • 20% moved to the city during the past five years
  • 25% have lived here for over three decades

Employment

  • 37% of households are headed by up-scale white collar job holders (professional-technical or owner-manager positions)
  • 18% of households are headed by clerical-sales people
  • 15% of households are headed by blue collar job holders