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Golden is a township in Oceana County.
The community was supposed to be named after early settler Maria Golding, but due to an error, the township was named Golden.
The latitude of Golden is 43.690N. The longitude is -86.452W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 784 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,810.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Golden demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oceana County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49436 ZIP code.
21% of Golden residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Golden ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Golden was $17,934, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Golden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Golden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $800.
Oceana County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Golden political report.
The average commute time for Golden workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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