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, 2017)


Total Population 855
Daytime Population: Workers 363
Daytime Population: Residents 439
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 802
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 855
Population in Familes 687
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $52,815
Average Household Income $62,097
Per Capita Income $27,308


Total Housing Units 432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 295 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $80,114
Average Home Value $98,559


Total Households 376
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.98% -0.86%
Households -0.99% -0.81%
Families -1.11% -0.9%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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, 2017 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 # 530 45th
Population Density # 735 24th
Diversity Index # 256 73rd
Median Household Income # 567 41st
Per Capita Income # 549 43rd

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