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Goldfield, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Goldfield is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wright County at latitude 42.7356 and longitude -93.9182. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Goldfield, but most people and references simply refer to it as Goldfield, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Goldfield indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Goldfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Goldfield: Godfield.

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Goldfield, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 588
Population in Households 588
Population in Familes 470
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 493
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 270
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 176
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $99,043


Median Household Income $51,102
Average Household Income $54,778
Per Capita Income $24,736
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.79% -1.11%
Households -1.67% -0.98%
Families -1.42% -1.04%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Goldfield, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goldfield to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 426 58th
Population Density1 # 651 36th
Diversity Index2 # 217 79th
Median Household Income # 588 42nd
Per Capita Income # 596 41st

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