Goldfield, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Goldfield, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Goldfield had a population of 596 as of July 1, 2015. Goldfield ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Goldfield is located at latitude 42.7356 and longitude -93.9182 in Wright County. 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. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The City of Goldfield 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Goldfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Goldfield: Godfield.

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Goldfield, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 596
Population in Households 596
Population in Familes 476
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 499
Diversity Index2 15
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 274
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 179
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $84,940
Average Home Value $103,774
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,176
Average Household Income $52,064
Per Capita Income $23,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.2% -0.75%
Households -1.08% -0.67%
Families -0.83% -0.91%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 419 59th
Population Density1 # 646 36th
Diversity Index2 # 226 78th
Median Household Income # 668 34th
Per Capita Income # 761 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.