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 2019: $38,901 (it was $32,969 in 2000)
Goldfield:

$38,901
NV:

$63,276

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,458 (it was $20,320 in 2000)

Goldfield CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $78,246 (it was $48,100 in 2000)
Goldfield:

$78,246
NV:

$317,800
March 2019 cost of living index in Goldfield: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Goldfield, NV (2000)
    • 39790.2%White alone
    • 235.2%Hispanic
    • 122.7%Two or more races
    • 61.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Goldfield, Nevada as of April 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Goldfield is 104 to 1.


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

1.0% ($475)
Nevada:

0.9% ($1,187)

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

Distribution of median household income in Goldfield, NV in 2019
Goldfield satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Nevada:

9.9%
Most common industries in Goldfield, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (23.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.5%)
  • Gasoline stations (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Public administration (15.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (12.5%)
  • Utilities (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (32.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (8.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (5.9%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Goldfield, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.9%)
  • Other financial specialists (5.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)

Average climate in Goldfield, Nevada

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Earthquake activity:

Goldfield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nevada state average. It is 7519% 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 Goldfield 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 the city 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 (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

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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Points of interest:

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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Goldfield:

Marital status in Goldfield, NV
  • Never married: 13.6%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Nevada average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Goldfield, NV (based on Esmeralda County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant231
Other1-
Mainline Protestant--
None759-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Adult diabetes rate:
Esmeralda County:

10.8%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.6%
Nevada:

24.5%

Businesses in Goldfield, NV

  • U-Haul: 1

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)

Goldfield fatal accident list:

Mar 4, 2018 03:46 PM, Us-95, Lat: 37.706489, Lon: -117.231342, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: APOLLO AIRCRAFT INC MONSOON (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 308AA , Serial Number: 00002, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 04/12/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 08/05/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Richard N Greenwood, Po Box 233, Goldfield, NV 89013
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-401 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9179N , Serial Number: 401-0897, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 11/20/1995, Certificate Issue Date: 05/06/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Delbert D Williams, Po Box 309, Goldfield, NV 89013
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/31/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Fred M Ransom, Po Box 248, Goldfield, NV 89013

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Goldfield, NV
  • 70.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.3%Wood
  • 8.6%Electricity
  • 1.9%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Coal or coke
  • 1.9%Solar energy
  • 1.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Goldfield, NV
  • 43.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.6%Electricity
  • 21.0%Wood
  • 4.8%Utility gas


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

Goldfield on our top lists:

  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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