Goldsmith, Texas

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Population in 2013: 270 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.7%
 
Males: 127  (47.2%)
Females: 143  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  45.2 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79741.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,715 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Goldsmith:

$51,715
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,177 (it was $17,237 in 2000)

Goldsmith city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,781 (it was $30,100 in 2000)
Goldsmith:

$56,781
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $44,630; Detached houses: $44,524; Townhouses or other attached units: $69,893; Mobile homes: $39,058

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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Goldsmith races chart
  • White alone - 203 (79.0%)
  • Hispanic - 47 (18.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Goldsmith: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (16.0%), Irish (12.6%), French (6.9%), United States (6.5%), German (3.1%), Danish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3141 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 849 people per square mile   (low).

Goldsmith,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Goldsmith:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Goldsmith city:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Goldsmith, Texas as of July 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Goldsmith to the number of sex offenders is 133 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,125 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $320 (0.7%)

Goldsmith satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (16.8 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (224.0 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (300.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Goldsmith-Penwell, TX (3.1 miles ), West Odessa, TX (3.5 miles ), Gardendale, TX (3.8 miles ), Odessa, TX (4.1 miles ), McKinney Acres, TX (4.7 miles ), Andrews, TX (4.9 miles ), Kermit, TX (5.4 miles ), Midland, TX (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 31.98 N, Longitude: 102.62 W

Area code: 432

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

3.5%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-14.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (30%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Goldsmith, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Goldsmith-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.3 miles away from the Goldsmith city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1977, a category F3 tornado 41.0 miles away from the city center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Goldsmith-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 125.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from Goldsmith center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 120.1 miles away from Goldsmith center
On 3/14/1999 at 22:43:17, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 125.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), 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 Ector County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Goldsmith topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Goldsmith:

  • MARIAH FLATS (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ODESSA, TX)
  • MORRIS HOUSE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ODESSA, TX)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; MIDLAND, TX)
  • SEABURY CENTER NCU (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ODESSA, TX)
  • CARING HEARTS HOME HEALTH OF THE PERMIAN BASIN (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; ODESSA, TX)

Amtrak station near Goldsmith:

  • 19 miles: ODESSA (GREYHOUND STA., 2624 E. 8TH ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goldsmith:

  • Odessa College (about 16 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 18 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 31 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Howard College (about 71 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • South Plains College (about 112 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Texas Tech University (about 119 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 120 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)

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

Ector County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 6.92. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.92
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.6%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Goldsmith compared to Texas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (32%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Goldsmith city (based on Ector County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.27%
Here: 54.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents42.5%23.2%8.1%5.8%4.3%
Congregations26.7%5.8%2.5%6.7%13.3%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2.2%2.1%1.6%1.2%9.1%
Congregations3.3%1.7%7.5%1.7%30.8%
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: 15
Ector County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Ector County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Ector County:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
Here:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Ector County:

28.6%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
State:

15.7%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,977$35,7241$689
Streets and Highways 2$5,599$33,5940$0
Totals for Government 3$8,576$34,3041$689

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $140,000 ($518.52)
    General - Other: $90,000 ($333.33)
    Financial Administration: $46,000 ($170.37)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($122.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $26,000 ($96.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($88.89)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($66.67)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($55.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $82,000 ($303.70)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($81.48)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($59.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,000 ($92.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($44.44)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($18.52)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $230,000 ($851.85)
    Water Utilities: $36,000 ($133.33)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $33,000 ($122.22)
    Property: $10,000 ($37.04)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($7.41)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.70)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $392,000 ($1451.85)

6.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,625 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Ector County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Midland County, TX  1.16% ($43,580 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.25% ($25,339)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.18% ($38,360)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($102 average AGI)
Ector County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Midland County, TX  1.17% ($53,270 average AGI)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.21% ($31,079)
to Dallas County, TX  0.19% ($34,843)

Strongest AM radio stations in Goldsmith:

  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLB (920 AM; 1 kW; ODESSA, TX; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, INC.)
  • KOZA (1230 AM; 1 kW; ODESSA, TX; Owner: MESA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KWEL (1070 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: FAUSTINO QUIROZ)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KRIL (1410 AM; 1 kW; ODESSA, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMND (1510 AM; daytime; 2 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KERB (600 AM; 1 kW; KERMIT, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KACT (1360 AM; 1 kW; ANDREWS, TX; Owner: ZIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Goldsmith:

  • KFZX (102.1 FM; GARDENDALE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHKX (99.1 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ENCORE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KMRK-FM (96.1 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNFM (92.3 FM; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCRS-FM (103.3 FM; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQLM (107.9 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: STELLAR MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGEE (99.9 FM; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLVW (88.7 FM; WEST ODESSA, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KFLB-FM (90.5 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KODM (97.9 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMCM (96.9 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ENCORE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KBMM (89.5 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KOCV (91.3 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ODESSA JR. COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • K254AQ (98.7 FM; GARDENDALE, TX; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KQRX (95.1 FM; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: ENCORE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Goldsmith:

  • KOSA-TV (Channel 7; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ICA BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KUPB (Channel 18; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWES-TV (Channel 9; ODESSA, TX; Owner: MIDESSA TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KPDN-LP (Channel 27; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CTING, INC.)
  • KMID (Channel 2; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF MIDLAND-ODESSA, L.L.C.)
  • KPEJ (Channel 24; ODESSA, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPXK (Channel 30; ODESSA, TX; Owner: WINSTAR ODESSA, INC)
  • KMLM (Channel 42; ODESSA, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOCV-TV (Channel 36; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ODESSA JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KTLE-LP (Channel 60; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ADELANTE TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Goldsmith fatal accident list:

Mar 2, 2003 03:00 AM, Sr-158, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Goldsmith)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • N Cowden Plant Hwy 158 (Lat: 32.008722 Lon: -102.516528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WGN772
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/05/2005, Expiration Date: 01/24/2016, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2012, Certifier: R V Miller
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 1.5 Mi W On Tx 158 .35 Mi N & .28 Mi E (Lat: 31.979833 Lon: -102.639306), Structure height: 49 m, Call Sign: WNDZ997
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/21/2012, Expiration Date: 01/21/2022, Cancellation Date: 02/03/2012
    Registrant: Conocophillips Communications Inc., Bartlesville, OK 74005, Phone: (918) 661-3338, Email:
  • From Int Of Us 385 And Fm 158 15.4 Km N To Andrews Cr Sw8000 W On Sw 8000 15.3 K (Lat: 32.062889 Lon: -102.585139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPKZ562
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/11/2012, Expiration Date: 10/22/2022, Certifier: David Poole
    Registrant: Hcl / Efh, 1601 Bryan Street - 26th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201, Phone: (214) 812-5230, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6389Q , Serial Number: 670472, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 08/02/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Richard A Scott, Po Box 13, Goldsmith, TX 79741
  • Aircraft: QUICKSILVER MX II SPRINT (Category: Sea, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 8QZ , Serial Number: SPRINT II 0512, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Peter Ryan, Po Box 403, Goldsmith, TX 79741

Most common first names in Goldsmith, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert367.7 years
Eddie280.5 years
Howard257.0 years
Joseph260.5 years
Hazel278.0 years
John281.5 years
Richard271.9 years
Most common last names in Goldsmith, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Morrell367.0 years
Johnson371.7 years
Brown379.1 years
Morgan374.6 years
Smith382.3 years
Trotter374.3 years
Fife270.0 years
Cranfill279.9 years
Dennis257.0 years
Choate282.0 years
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