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50542 Zip Code (Goldfield, IA) Detailed Profile




City: Goldfield, IA (1.76%)
Counties: Wright County, IA (68.99%), Humboldt County, IA (31.01%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 977
Zip code population in 2010: 933
Zip code population in 2000: 1,033

Houses and condos: 486
Renter-occupied apartments: 69
% of renters here:

17%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 50542: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 66.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.3% ($967)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,430)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,021 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $908 (1.2%)

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Males: 510  (52.2%)
Females: 467  (47.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 50542:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 50542:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

Zip code 50542 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 50542 (2019)
    • 87894.1%White
    • 232.5%Two or more races
    • 212.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 70.8%Black
    • 30.3%American Indian
    • 10.1%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $74,417
50542:

$74,417
Iowa:

$158,900



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 50542 zip code as of April 10, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 50542 is 291 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

43.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 50542, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $53,852 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$53,852
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $38,708 (reported on 81.8% of returns)
Here:

$38,708
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.4% for AGIs below $25k, 75.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 36.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $820 (reported on 34.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$820
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,480 (reported on 22.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,480
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$863 (reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

+$863
State:

+$11,802
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,663 (reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

+$4,663
State:

+$10,509

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $6,833 (reported on 6.8% of returns)
50542:

$6,833
Iowa:

$11,773

Total itemized deductions: $22,290 (21% of AGI, reported on 22.7% of returns)
Here:

$22,290
State:

$21,278

Here:

21.2% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,722 (reported on 20.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,722
State:

$4,044
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,240 (reported on 22.7% of returns)
50542:

$7,240
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,957 (reported on 15.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,957
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 75.0%
Here:

75%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 62.5% for AGIs below $25k, 72.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 50542, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,549 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,549
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $30,022 (reported on 82.1% of returns)
Here:

$30,022
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 110.6% for AGIs below $10k, 65.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 39.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,332 (reported on 44.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,332
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,569 (reported on 25.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,569
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,425 (reported on 19.2% of returns)
Here:

+$2,425
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$854 (reported on 18.1% of returns)
Here:

+$854
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, -1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,385 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
50542:

$2,385
Iowa:

$2,970

Total itemized deductions: $17,019 (27% of AGI, reported on 23.5% of returns)
Here:

$17,019
State:

$16,976

Here:

26.9% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,688 (4% of AGI, reported on 20.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,688
State:

$3,089

Here:

4.1% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,431 (reported on 75.4% of returns)
50542:

$4,431
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,477 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,477
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 79.2%
Here:

79%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 68.1% for AGIs below $10k, 79.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 90.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$65,898
Iowa:

$61,691
Goldfield, IA (50542) map Nearest zip codes: 50577, 50533, 50545, 50591, 50430, 50525.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.1%
Iowa:

46.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

56.2%
Iowa:

48.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 36
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 385


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 20 (0 now married, 19 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 190 (110 now married, 78 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 50542 with a mortgage: 151 (1 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 202

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $854
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $316

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

5.1%
Whole state:

11.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

3.3%
Whole state:

6.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.7
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 50542: Thrall (A), Oak Ridge Golf Course (B), Gold-Eagle Cooperative Elevator (C), Goldfield (D), Old Settlers Cabin (E), Goldfield City Fire Department (F), Goldfield Police Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 50542 include: Lake Church (A), Hauge Lutheran Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), United Presbyterian Church (D), Park Church of Christ (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Wright County Burying Grounds (1), Goldfield Cemetery (2), Lake Church Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Buttermilk Creek (A), Otter Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 50542 include: River Park (1), Otter Creek Wildlife Area (2), Oakdale Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 142000 to 2009
  • 171990 to 1999
  • 141980 to 1989
  • 981970 to 1979
  • 551960 to 1969
  • 701950 to 1959
  • 111940 to 1949
  • 1981939 or earlier

Zip code 50542 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Goldfield, IA (50542)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Goldfield, IA (50542)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 71 bedroom
  • 852 bedrooms
  • 1503 bedrooms
  • 934 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Goldfield, IA (50542)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Goldfield, IA (50542)
  • 10no bedroom
  • 181 bedroom
  • 112 bedrooms
  • 453 bedrooms
  • 254 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Goldfield, IA (50542) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Goldfield, IA (50542) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 10no vehicle
  • 711 vehicle
  • 1502 vehicles
  • 833 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Goldfield, IA (50542) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Goldfield, IA (50542) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 201 vehicle
  • 252 vehicles
  • 123 vehicles
  • 134 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 50542 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 50542 household income distribution in 2019
  • 7Less than $10,000
  • 14$10,000 to $14,999
  • 20$15,000 to $19,999
  • 19$20,000 to $24,999
  • 14$25,000 to $29,999
  • 15$30,000 to $34,999
  • 24$35,000 to $39,999
  • 18$40,000 to $44,999
  • 24$45,000 to $49,999
  • 28$50,000 to $59,999
  • 72$60,000 to $74,999
  • 39$75,000 to $99,999
  • 50$100,000 to $124,999
  • 47$125,000 to $149,999
  • 14$150,000 to $199,999
  • 7$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 50542

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 50542
  • 1$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 40$30,000 to $34,999
  • 31$35,000 to $39,999
  • 6$40,000 to $49,999
  • 19$50,000 to $59,999
  • 58$60,000 to $69,999
  • 15$70,000 to $79,999
  • 22$80,000 to $89,999
  • 10$90,000 to $99,999
  • 33$100,000 to $124,999
  • 13$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7$150,000 to $174,999
  • 13$200,000 to $249,999
  • 20$250,000 to $299,999
  • 4$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 50542

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 50542
  • 5$150 to $199
  • 6$300 to $349
  • 3$350 to $399
  • 13$400 to $449
  • 9$500 to $549
  • 3$600 to $649
  • 11$700 to $749
  • 5$750 to $799
  • 4No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $654.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $227,555.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $70,643
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $33,963

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $74,417
50542:

$74,417
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,727 - $114,971

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $128,907
Here:

$128,907
State:

$201,113
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 50542
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 445
  • One, attached: 2
  • 3 or 4: 23
  • 5 to 9: 14

Unemployment: 5.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 50542

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 50542
  • 84.1%415Drove a car alone
  • 7.1%35Carpooled
  • 0.2%1Motorcycle
  • 5.5%27Walked
  • 2.0%10Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 50542

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 50542
  • 53Less than 5 minutes
  • 775 to 9 minutes
  • 5910 to 14 minutes
  • 12415 to 19 minutes
  • 2920 to 24 minutes
  • 525 to 29 minutes
  • 1430 to 34 minutes
  • 2635 to 39 minutes
  • 740 to 44 minutes
  • 4945 to 59 minutes
  • 1660 to 89 minutes
  • 1890 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 71.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 977
  • Male householders: 256 (67 living alone), Female householders: 165 (31 living alone)
  • 257 spouses (257 opposite-sex spouses), 49 unmarried partners, (49 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 226 children (213 natural, 6 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 0 foster children, 4 other relatives, 9 non-relatives

Size of family households: 174 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 59 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 97 1-person, 30 2-persons

178 married couples with children.
21 single-parent households (18 men, 3 women).

99.1% of residents of 50542 zip code speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% very well, 33% well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 50%Thailand
  • 33%Bangladesh
Most common first ancestries reported in 50542
  • 46%German
  • 10%Norwegian
  • 6%English
  • 6%American
  • 3%Irish
  • 1%Danish
  • 1%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 72000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Zip code 50542 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CENTRAL IOWA RENEWABLE ENERGY (415 NORTH LOCUST in GOLDFIELD, IA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMICALS
  • NORTH CENTRAL FS INC (900 N MAIN ST in GOLDFIELD, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • CENTRAL IOWA RENEWABLE ENERGY (INTERSECT OF HWY 3 & DAVIS AVE in GOLDFIELD, IA)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: FLOUR AND OTHER GRAIN MILL PRODUCTS; INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMICALS
  • DAVES AG CENTER (RR in GOLDFIELD, IA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)

Zip code 50542 marital status for males
Zip code 50542 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 62.7%Utility gas
  • 19.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.7%Electricity
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Wood

Population in 1990: 1,148.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 825
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 65
  • South: 24
  • West: 47

74% of the 50542 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

97% of the 50542 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Goldfield, IA (50542)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school):
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

9.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

7.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

23.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 79,423Business and financial operations occupations
  • 70,969Management occupations
  • 60,610Production occupations
  • 56,525Material moving occupations
  • 52,024Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 50,479Construction and extraction occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Information: Wired Telecommunications Carriers (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Commercial and Institutional Building Construction (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): General Automotive Repair (5-9: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Veterinary Services (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 3)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Golf Courses and Country Clubs (1-4: 2)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability
Most common first names in zip code 50542 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 zip code 50542 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
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