Goldfield, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 621 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.7%
 
Males: 283  (45.6%)
Females: 338  (54.4%)
Median resident age:  46.6 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50542.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,288 (it was $32,411 in 2000)
Goldfield:

$38,288
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,350 (it was $16,983 in 2000)

Goldfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,668 (it was $38,300 in 2000)
Goldfield:

$67,668
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $80,198; Detached houses: $78,843; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $54,285; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $271,423

Median gross rent in 2012: $322.

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Goldfield races chart
  • White alone - 593 (93.4%)
  • Hispanic - 19 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.3%)

Races in Goldfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Goldfield: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (24.4%), German (22.2%), Irish (9.4%), English (6.0%), Danish (3.3%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/19/1885

Elevation: 1130 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 608 people per square mile   (low).

Goldfield,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Goldfield:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Goldfield city:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

15 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.3%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Goldfield, Iowa as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Goldfield to the number of sex offenders is 156 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $900 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,037 (1.5%)

Goldfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (51.1 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (148.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (325.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Eagle Grove, IA (2.2 miles ), Renwick, IA (2.7 miles ), Thor, IA (2.7 miles) , Hardy, IA (2.9 miles) , Clarion, IA (3.1 miles ), Vincent, IA (3.3 miles) , Woolstock, IA (3.5 miles ), Badger, IA (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Latitude: 42.73 N, Longitude: 93.92 W

Area code: 515

Goldfield household income distribution Goldfield home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -32 (-4.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (20%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)

Work and jobs in Goldfield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Goldfield, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Goldfield-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Goldfield city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the city center injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Goldfield-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 228.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 293.8 miles away from Goldfield center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 433.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 252.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 234.9 miles away from Goldfield center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 416.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wright County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Goldfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Goldfield:

  • ROTARY ANN HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; EAGLE GROVE, IA)
  • THE HEART OF WRIGHT (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-CLARION Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT NORTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • QHC HUMBOLDT SOUTH, LLC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPI (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HUMBOLDT, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goldfield:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 23 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 50 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa State University (about 51 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 66 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 66 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 73 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 76 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)

Public elementary/middle school in Goldfield:

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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Goldfield is 150 years old.

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Notable locations in Goldfield: Gold-Eagle Cooperative Elevator (A), Goldfield (B), Old Settlers Cabin (C), Goldfield City Fire Department (D), Goldfield Police Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Goldfield include: Hauge Lutheran Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), United Presbyterian Church (C), Park Church of Christ (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Goldfield Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Buttermilk Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Goldfield: River Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Wright County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Goldfield and their reported violations in the past:

OAK RIDGE RECREATION ASSN (Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-20-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2010)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Goldfield that have no violations reported:

  • GOLDFIELD WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 635, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.0%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Goldfield compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Goldfield (2011 data):

  • Security Savings Bank: Goldfield Branch at 435 Main Street, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2007/02/21: Bank assets: $119.4 mil, Deposits: $95.3 mil, headquarters in Eagle Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Dunn Investment Co.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Goldfield travel time to work - commute Goldfield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Goldfield city (based on Wright County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.44%
Here: 78.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents30.6%21.1%20.7%7.8%3.9%
Congregations21.4%16.7%7.1%9.5%7.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristReformed Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents3.5%2.2%2.1%1.7%6.6%
Congregations4.8%4.8%7.1%4.8%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Wright County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Wright County:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wright County:

26.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$5,950$35,7001$1,300
Water Supply 2$11,067$66,4020$0
Totals for Government 4$17,017$51,0511$1,300

Goldfield government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $398,000 ($640.90)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $83,000 ($133.66)
    Water Utilities: $72,000 ($115.94)
    Police Protection: $54,000 ($86.96)
    Sewerage: $47,000 ($75.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($57.97)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($57.97)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($28.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,000 ($16.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($11.27)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($9.66)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($9.66)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($8.05)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($4.83)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($3.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($3.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($30.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $21,000 ($33.82)
    General Public Building: $3,000 ($4.83)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($1.61)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($1.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $106,000 ($170.69)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($8.05)

Goldfield government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $57,000 ($91.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000 ($64.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($3.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($19.32)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($12.88)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($1.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $82,000 ($132.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $54,000 ($86.96)
    General Support: $17,000 ($27.38)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.61)
  • Tax - Property: $250,000 ($402.58)
    Total General Sales: $32,000 ($51.53)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.61)

Goldfield government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $90,000 ($144.93)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $305,000 ($491.14)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $450,000 ($724.64)
    Other NEC: $230,000 ($370.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $460,000 ($740.74)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $450,000 ($724.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $70,000 ($112.72)
    Other, NEC: $30,000 ($48.31)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $45,000 ($72.46)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($32.21)

Goldfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $314,000 ($505.64)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamilton County, IA  0.38% ($29,895 average AGI)
from Webster County, IA  0.36% ($31,611)
from Polk County, IA  0.34% ($42,235)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.58% ($33,759 average AGI)
to Hamilton County, IA  0.48% ($24,667)
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.38% ($35,158)

Strongest AM radio stations in Goldfield:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Goldfield:

  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Goldfield:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)

Goldfield fatal accident list:

Jun 12, 2001 08:00 AM, Sr-3, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 3, 1989 03:50 PM, 3, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Randy L Roeber, 501 E. Hwy 3 (Lat: 42.733306 Lon: -93.915222), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 53.3 m
    Registrant: 5152957752, Es@ncn.Net
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 1369 210th Street (Lat: 42.739917 Lon: -93.897556), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.6 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, NW, STE 100
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 1369 210th Street (Lat: 42.739917 Lon: -93.897556), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.6 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, NW, STE 100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 215 Hwy 3 (Lat: 42.668028 Lon: -93.919667), Call Sign: WYU798
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.890 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/2004, Expiration Date: 02/10/2014
    Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc, 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GOLDFIELD, 1369 210th Street (Lat: 42.739917 Lon: -93.897556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.6 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQCT952
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2005, Expiration Date: 05/24/2015, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB0SFD
    Grant Date: 04/25/1995, Expiration Date: 04/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/26/2007
    Registrant: Brian C Sampson, 612 Water St, Goldfield, IA 50542
  • Call Sign: N0AV, Previous Call Sign: KF0H, Licensee ID: L01185769
    Grant Date: 08/25/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016
    Registrant: James D Harvey, Goldfield, IA 50542
  • Call Sign: N0WOJ, Licensee ID: L00634112
    Grant Date: 02/05/2003, Expiration Date: 05/04/2013, Certifier: Edwin A Thomas
    Registrant: Edwin A Thomas, 505 West Cedar St, Goldfield, IA 50542
  • Call Sign: WA0VTJ, Licensee ID: L00753604
    Grant Date: 10/10/2003, Expiration Date: 01/04/2014, Certifier: Merril L Rasmussen
    Registrant: Merril L Rasmussen, 2121 Buchanan Ave, Goldfield, IA 50542
  • Call Sign: WB0YIQ, Licensee ID: L00376029
    Grant Date: 10/06/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016
    Registrant: Duane L Sampson, 320 Water Street, Goldfield, IA 50542

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 101 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 5043G , Serial Number: 503-79, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Roger L Oppedahl, 3315 190th St, Goldfield, IA 50542
  • Aircraft: HOYT ALLEN G RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 854AH , Serial Number: 81854, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 12/05/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Roger L Oppedahl, 3315 190th St, Goldfield, IA 50542

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Goldfield, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George1274.7 years
John982.3 years
Donald770.9 years
Ruth676.5 years
Harold673.3 years
William680.0 years
Esther578.6 years
Fred580.6 years
Margaret579.0 years
Mabel587.2 years
Most common last names in Goldfield, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson1480.5 years
Rasmussen1484.4 years
Hansen1184.1 years
Mccutcheon1075.1 years
Reichter879.9 years
Whyte883.8 years
Hanson780.7 years
Larson680.2 years
Anderson681.4 years
Jones680.9 years

Goldfield on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Truck transportation"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Therapists"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #98 (50542) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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