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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

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 2011: 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




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According to our research of Nevada and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Goldfield, Nevada as of October 31, 2014.
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 July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Nevada:

9.5%

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%)

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Earthquake activity:

Goldfield-area historical earthquake activity is above Nevada state average. It is 1042% 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 7/21/1986 at 14:42:26, a magnitude 6.5 (6.0 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.5 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 63.0 miles away from Goldfield center
On 5/17/1993 at 23:20:49, a magnitude 6.2 (6.0 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.1 MW, 6.2 MD, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 48.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/1980 at 14:50:57, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.0 MW, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 83.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/1984 at 18:08:25, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from Goldfield center
On 5/25/1980 at 16:33:44, a magnitude 6.1 (6.1 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.1 MW, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 83.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), 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.

Political contributions by individuals in Goldfield, NV

Airports located in Goldfield:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goldfield:

  • Reedley College (about 141 miles; Reedley, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,207)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 147 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 5,975)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 148 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 17,444)
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 149 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,644)
  • Fresno City College (about 152 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 7,781)
  • University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus (about 157 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 3,102)
  • College of Southern Nevada (about 159 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 10,108)

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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: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SILVER PEAK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 138, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2000 and JUN-06-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1994 and NOV-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (NOV-06-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and NOV-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (NOV-06-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
DYER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: ESMERALDA CO SCHOOLS , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2001), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1994 and NOV-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (NOV-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and NOV-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (NOV-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-1994)
SHADY LADY RANCH (Address: SHADY LADY RANCH , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular 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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Goldfield, NV


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.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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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

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.59%
Here37.6%
USA50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Esmeralda County:

25.6%
Nevada:

24.5%

12.15% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.15%
Nevada average:

9.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



14.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.24%
Nevada average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clark County, NV  4.07% ($16,750 average AGI)

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


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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