Goldfield, Iowa

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Goldfield, Iowa

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High Points

Goldfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Goldfield Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Goldfield Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Goldfield Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Goldfield Well-Paid Single Men
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Goldfield Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Goldfield, Iowa

Comparing Goldfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
Median Family Income 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Goldfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 miles N of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 145 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Wright
Standard Zip Codes 50542
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.735
Longitude -93.92

Goldfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Station BRITT
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
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Goldfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 680 100%
Male 348 51.2%
Female 332 48.8%
Under 18 154 22.6%
18+ 526 77.4%
65+ 156 22.9%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 2.81
White 675 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.6%

Estimated Goldfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 642
Growth -38
Growth % -5.6%

Goldfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 34.3%
Norwegian 20.3%
English 9%
US/American 6.8%
Scottish 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
Irish 4%
Danish 3.8%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Welsh 1.4%
Dutch 1%
Scandinavian 1%
Swiss 1%
Swedish 0.9%
Greek 0.7%
European 0.7%
Polish 0.5%
Italian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Goldfield 680 $41,250
Clarion 2,968 $47,083
Eagle Grove 3,712 $42,757
Renwick 306 $38,750
Thor 174 $37,500
Vincent 158 $46,250
Woolstock 204 $47,500
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