Goldfield, IA 50542 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50542: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Goldfield, IA 50542

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 24
  • Single Family Addresses: 227
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 20
  • County: Wright County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.734, Longitude -93.921
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50542 has segments in 2 Counties (Humboldt, Wright).

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Goldfield, IA 50542 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 895
Population in Households 895
Population in Familes 720
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 392
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 260
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 308 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $80,827
Average Home Value $99,188


Median Household Income $50,341
Average Household Income $59,696
Per Capita Income $26,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.34%
Households -0.48% -0.41%
Families -0.6% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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 50542 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50542 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 516 47th
Population Density1 # 706 27th
Diversity Index2 # 257 73rd
Median Household Income # 604 37th
Per Capita Income # 608 37th

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