Goldfield, Nevada

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Population in July 2007: 311.
Males: 170  (54.8%)
Females: 141  (45.2%)
Median resident age:  48.8 years
Nevada median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 89013

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,124 (it was $32,969 in 2000)
Goldfield:

$25,124
NV:

$49,760
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,970 (it was $20,320 in 2000)

Goldfield CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,429 (it was $48,100 in 2000)
Goldfield:

$51,429
NV:

$150,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $80,607; Detached houses: $112,643; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,000; Mobile homes: $63,406
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Goldfield races chart
  • White alone - 397 (90.2%)
  • Hispanic - 23 (5.2%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (2.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Goldfield: 121.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 5689 feet

Land area: 1524.2 square miles.

Population density: 0.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Goldfield, Nevada map

For population 25 years and over in Goldfield:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Goldfield CCD:

  • Never married: 13.6%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 17.6%



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Goldfield, Nevada as of May 23, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Goldfield to the number of sex offenders is 311 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Goldfield CCD:  1.0% ($475)
Nevada:  0.9% ($1,187)
Goldfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clovis, CA (144.7 miles , pop. 68,468).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (150.7 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (258.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Silver Peak, NV (4.1 miles) , Tonopah, NV (5.0 miles ), Silverpeak, NV (5.6 miles ), Dyer, NV (6.5 miles ), Ralston, NV (6.5 miles) , Chalfant, CA (7.8 miles ), Benton, CA (8.0 miles ), Mina, NV (8.0 miles ).

Latitude: 37.72 N, Longitude: 117.32 W

Area code: 775

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

3.2%
Nevada:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Public administration (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Gasoline stations (9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (6%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Goldfield, Nevada

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Earthquake activity:

Goldfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nevada state average. It is 796% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 68.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from Goldfield center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 192.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 310.6 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 248.7 miles away from Goldfield center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 108.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Esmeralda County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Ben Alexander (actor) - Actor, Brad Dexter - Film actor, Walter S. Baring, Jr. - Politician.

Airports located in Goldfield:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goldfield:

  • Reedley College (about 141 miles; Reedley, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,144)
  • Institute of Technology Inc (about 146 miles; Clovis, CA; FT enrollment: 2,483)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 147 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 6,982)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 148 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 18,993)
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 149 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,109)
  • Porterville College (about 149 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (about 150 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 2,386)

Public elementary/middle school in Goldfield:

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Notable location: Goldfield Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

GOLDFIELD TOWN WATER (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-26-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-26-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2011)
  • 8 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-19-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 17 regular monitoring violations
DYER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: ESMERALDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT , Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
Nevada:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  46.0%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.7%
Whole state:  8.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.1%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.6%
Whole state:

4.9%
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Goldfield compared to Nevada state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Goldfield CCD (based on Esmeralda County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.59%
Here: 37.6%
USA: 50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Esmeralda County:

25.6%
Nevada:

24.5%

10.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.95%
Nevada average:

5.67%

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


10.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,742 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.95%
Nevada average:

5.77%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Goldfield:

  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Goldfield:

  • KTPH (91.7 FM; TONOPAH, NV; Owner: NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO CORPORATION)
  • K214CJ (90.7 FM; TONOPAH, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KRHV (93.3 FM; BIG PINE, CA; Owner: DAVID A. AND MARYANN M. DIGERNESS)
  • KIBS (100.7 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: GREAT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K208BS (89.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CASTERS, INC)
  • KWTW (88.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: LIVING PROOF, INC.)
  • KHWK (92.7 FM; TONOPAH, NV; Owner: DONALD W. KAMINSKI, JR.)
  • KDAY (92.5 FM; INDEPENDENCE, CA; Owner: MS. BENETT KESSLER)
  • K205ET (88.9 FM; BIG PINE, ETC., CA; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • K237AV (95.3 FM; GOLDFIELD, NV; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Goldfield:

  • K11NG (Channel 11; SILVERPEAK, NV; Owner: SILVER PEAK TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K13OA (Channel 13; SILVERPEAK, NV; Owner: SILVER PEAK TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K67FW (Channel 67; SILVERPEAK, NV; Owner: SILVER PEAK TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K63EY (Channel 63; SILVERPEAK, NV; Owner: SILVER PEAK TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • K13OD (Channel 13; GOLDFIELD, NV; Owner: GOLDFIELD TELEVISION DISTRICT)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Goldfield)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Goldfield, NV)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Goldfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 105 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 177T , Serial Number: 18-2291, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Fred M Ransom, Po Box 248, Goldfield, NV 89013
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2959P , Serial Number: 22-3232, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 09/06/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Air Terry, Po Box 263, Goldfield, NV 89013, Other Owners: Terry M Hafer, Lora D Hafer
  • Aircraft: COSMOS PHASE II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 7082U , Serial Number: B21435, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 04/15/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 212, Goldfield, NV 89013

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Businesses in Goldfield, NV

  • U-Haul: 1

Goldfield on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #82 (89013) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Icelander first ancestries"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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