Goldendale, Washington

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Population in 2019: 3,505 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.8%
 
Males: 1,794  (51.2%)
Females: 1,711  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 98620.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,129 (it was $26,030 in 2000)
Goldendale:

$50,129
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,799 (it was $13,111 in 2000)

Goldendale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $179,394 (it was $86,600 in 2000)
Goldendale:

$179,394
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $347,093; detached houses: $365,460; townhouses or other attached units: $621,957; mobile homes: $219,462

Median gross rent in 2019: $806.

March 2019 cost of living index in Goldendale: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.2%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 86.3% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Goldendale, WA (2019)
    • 3,26891.9%White alone
    • 852.4%Hispanic
    • 681.9%American Indian alone
    • 461.3%Two or more races
    • 361.0%Asian alone
    • 10.03%Black alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Goldendale, Washington as of February 08, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Goldendale is 142 to 1.


Crime rates in Goldendale by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(57.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(58.3)
3
(87.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.6)
1
(28.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.5)
4
(116.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(58.3)
2
(58.2)
1
(28.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(132.4)
9
(239.5)
7
(188.2)
6
(160.7)
12
(322.3)
7
(202.3)
9
(256.8)
4
(116.1)
6
(173.3)
10
(291.3)
7
(203.5)
7
(202.6)
1
(28.6)
7
(199.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
34
(900.2)
40
(1,064)
40
(1,075)
37
(991.2)
27
(725.2)
22
(635.8)
37
(1,056)
47
(1,364)
34
(981.8)
40
(1,165)
15
(436.2)
21
(607.8)
7
(200.2)
24
(684.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
130
(3,442)
169
(4,497)
118
(3,172)
126
(3,375)
127
(3,411)
63
(1,821)
124
(3,538)
109
(3,163)
97
(2,801)
150
(4,369)
100
(2,908)
99
(2,865)
47
(1,344)
109
(3,107)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(397.1)
19
(505.6)
9
(241.9)
8
(214.3)
11
(295.5)
10
(289.0)
11
(313.8)
6
(174.1)
7
(202.1)
12
(349.5)
5
(145.4)
7
(202.6)
3
(85.8)
12
(342.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(26.5)
7
(186.3)
1
(26.9)
2
(53.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(174.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.5)
City-Data.com crime index258.9342.7288.7253.7296.8180.9346.1294.0231.6406.6286.4222.6103.3270.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Goldendale, WA

Crime rate in Goldendale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 11 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
Washington average:

1.44
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Ancestries: American (28.3%), German (17.5%), English (8.8%), Irish (6.5%), Swedish (4.3%), European (2.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1879

Elevation: 1633 feet

Land area: 2.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,485 people per square mile   (low).

Goldendale, Washington map

42 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,500 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,379 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (55.4 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (90.3 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (821.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Centerville, WA (2.5 miles),
Maryhill, WA (3.1 miles),
Rufus, OR (3.1 miles ),
Biggs Junction, OR (3.2 miles),
Wishram, WA (3.6 miles ),
Wahkiakus, WA (4.0 miles ),
Klickitat, WA (4.1 miles ),
Wasco, OR (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 45.82 N, Longitude: 120.82 W

Area code: 509

Distribution of median household income in Goldendale, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Goldendale, WA in 2019
Goldendale satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Washington:

5.9%
Historical population in Goldendale, WA
Historical housing units in Goldendale, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +413 (+12.3%).
Most common industries in Goldendale, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (11.1%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (21.2%)
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (8.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.0%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Goldendale, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)

Average climate in Goldendale, Washington

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Goldendale, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.2. This is about average.

City:

64.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 10.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Goldendale-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1473% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 127.1 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 121.3 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 129.1 miles away from Goldendale center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 126.0 miles away from Goldendale center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 404.3 miles away from Goldendale center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 364.0 miles away from Goldendale center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Klickitat County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Mudslides: 5, Fires: 4, Landslides: 4, Storms: 4, Snows: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Goldendale topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Goldendale:

  • KLICKITAT VALLEY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 310 SOUTH ROOSEVELT)
  • KLICKITAT VALLEY HLTH SVCS HH (777 BROADWAY)
  • MT ADAMS CARE CENTER (216 EAST SIMCOE DRIVE)

Airports located in Goldendale:

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Amtrak station near Goldendale:

  • 14 miles: WISHRAM (WEST END OF RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goldendale:

  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 55 miles; Yakima, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,632)
  • Mt Hood Community College (about 80 miles; Gresham, OR; FT enrollment: 11,847)
  • Central Washington University (about 83 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 88 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Clark College (about 90 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 90 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 92 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)

Public high school in Goldendale:

Private high school in Goldendale:

  • GOLDENDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 30, Location: 1180 S ROOSEVELT, Grades: PK-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Goldendale:

Private elementary/middle school in Goldendale:

  • GOLDENDALE SDA SCHOOL (Students: 11, Location: 47 BICKLETON HWY, Grades: 1-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Goldendale: Klickitat Valley Ambulance (A), Klickitat County Fire Protection District 7 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Goldendale: Econe Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Greater Goldendale Chamber Of Commerce (Tourism Consultants; 903 E Broadway St), Goldendale Observatory (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; State Park Interpret).

Hotels: Farvue Motel (Highway 97 & Simcoe), Ponderosa Motel (775 East Broadway Street).

Court: Klickitat County - District Court Probation Department (205 South Columbus Avenue).

Birthplace of: Eric Wanless - College basketball player (Portland Pilots), Walter Carl Wann, Jr. - Recipient of the Silver Star.

Klickitat County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

MARYHILL STATE PARK (Population served: 1,133, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
DALLESPORT WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 598, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 49 regular monitoring violations
MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART (Address: 35 Maryhill Museum Drive , Population served: 281, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MARYHILL WINERY (Address: 9774 Hwy 14 , Population served: 177, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MINOR ADDITION WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 118, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
DALLESPORT MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 101, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
DALLESPORT DOMESTIC WATER SHARERS (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 78 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.5%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Goldendale in 2010:

  • 25 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Goldendale in 2000:

  • 44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 43 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Goldendale (2011 data):

  • Columbia State Bank: Goldendale Branch at 202 West Main Street, branch established on 1968/08/26. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, headquarters in Tacoma, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
  • Riverview Community Bank: Goldendale Branch at 412 South Columbus, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $850.8 mil, Deposits: $736.4 mil, headquarters in Vancouver, WA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Goldendale Branch at 201 West Main Street, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Goldendale:

Marital status in Goldendale, WA
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

For population 25 years and over in Goldendale:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Goldendale
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Goldendale, WA (based on Klickitat County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,2002
Evangelical Protestant2,02623
Other9813
Mainline Protestant6549
Orthodox551
None14,402-
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:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Klickitat County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Klickitat County:

8.6%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Klickitat County:

26.0%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

56.2%
Washington:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Goldendale:

56.2%
Washington:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Goldendale:

27.8
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.9%
Washington:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Goldendale:

7.9%
Washington:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Goldendale:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Goldendale:

32.6%
Washington:

32.8%

General health condition:
Goldendale:

63.1%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.4%
State:

79.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Goldendale, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$44,540$66,8102$1,670
Water Supply 4$22,160$66,4801$1,746
Sewerage 3$16,620$66,4800$0
Other Government Administration 3$16,928$67,7128$1,700
Streets and Highways 2$11,584$69,5040$0
Financial Administration 1$5,642$67,7040$0
Firefighters 0$0 4$2,086
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,201
Totals for Government 21$117,474$67,12816$8,403

Goldendale government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,614,000 ($460.49)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,044,000 ($297.86)
    Water Utilities: $679,000 ($193.72)
    Sewerage: $494,000 ($140.94)
    Financial Administration: $333,000 ($95.01)
    Regular Highways: $258,000 ($73.61)
    General - Other: $124,000 ($35.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $100,000 ($28.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $85,000 ($24.25)
    Central Staff Services: $85,000 ($24.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $73,000 ($20.83)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $64,000 ($18.26)
    Health - Other: $17,000 ($4.85)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($3.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($1.71)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($1.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $57,000 ($16.26)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($17.69)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $49,000 ($13.98)
    Other - Police Protection: $40,000 ($11.41)
    Other - Financial Administration: $24,000 ($6.85)
    Other - Sewerage: $21,000 ($5.99)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($2.57)
    Other - General - Other: $6,000 ($1.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $875,000 ($249.64)
    Water Utilities: $439,000 ($125.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($2.00)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.29)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,489,000 ($424.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $355,000 ($101.28)

Goldendale government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $691,000 ($197.15)
    Other: $40,000 ($11.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($0.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $40,000 ($11.41)
    Sale of Property: $33,000 ($9.42)
    Fines and Forfeits: $24,000 ($6.85)
    Rents: $7,000 ($2.00)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,176,000 ($335.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $865,000 ($246.79)
    Highways: $719,000 ($205.14)
    General Local Government Support: $49,000 ($13.98)
  • Tax - Property: $975,000 ($278.17)
    Public Utilities Sales: $874,000 ($249.36)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $764,000 ($217.97)
    Other Selective Sales: $57,000 ($16.26)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $34,000 ($9.70)
    Other License: $29,000 ($8.27)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $19,000 ($5.42)
    Amusements Sales: $11,000 ($3.14)

Goldendale government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,450,000 ($3266.76)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,304,000 ($2939.80)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,788,000 ($510.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $642,000 ($183.17)

8.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.84%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wasco County, OR  0.90% ($48,446 average AGI)
from Hood River County, OR  0.84% ($73,565)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.66% ($88,593)


6.80% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wasco County, OR  0.78% ($35,984 average AGI)
to Hood River County, OR  0.67% ($48,944)
to Clark County, WA  0.66% ($44,528)
Businesses in Goldendale, WA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Quality1
FedEx2Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS2
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Goldendale:

  • KLCK (1400 AM; 1 kW; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: KLICKITAT VALLEY B/CING SERVICES INC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KODL (1440 AM; 5 kW; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: LARSON-WYNN, INC.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Goldendale:

  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMCQ (104.5 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MID-COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215CR (90.9 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K256AC (99.1 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • KMSW (92.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: M.S.W. COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C..)
  • KACI-FM (97.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KQHR (90.1 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: KBPS PUBLIC RADIO FOUNDATION)
  • KBNO-FM (89.3 FM; WHITE SALMON, WA; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLVP-FM (88.7 FM; CHERRYVILLE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLES (98.7 FM; MABTON, WA; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KZRI (90.3 FM; WELCHES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KXDD (104.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
Goldendale fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Goldendale fatal accident list:

Nov 9, 2008 02:37 PM, Us-97, Sr-142, Lat: 45.826560, Lon: -120.803990, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 11, 1988 02:40 PM, 97, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 246ft / 75.0mTotal length
  • $37,084,000Total costs
  • 30,249Total average daily traffic
  • 7,835Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,636Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Goldendale, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Goldendale, WA

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 62. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 113 took place in 2007, and the least - 12 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Goldendale, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (56.0%), and Structure Fires (27.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Goldendale, WA
    • 59056.0%Outside Fires
    • 29027.5%Structure Fires
    • 12612.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 474.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Goldendale, WA
Most common first names in Goldendale, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4875.7 years
Robert4372.2 years
William4273.7 years
Mary3680.6 years
George3276.0 years
Charles2979.5 years
James2875.7 years
Richard1768.3 years
Roy1579.5 years
Margaret1575.8 years
Most common last names in Goldendale, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2475.3 years
Miller1774.4 years
Johnson1774.6 years
Thompson1479.6 years
White1177.9 years
Bridgefarmer1182.5 years
Jackson1080.7 years
Anderson981.3 years
Brown978.7 years
Hoctor978.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Goldendale, WA
  • 47.4%Utility gas
  • 44.0%Electricity
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Goldendale, WA
  • 74.5%Electricity
  • 25.5%Utility gas


Goldendale compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
There are 16 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • William Kennith Young (2)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2023.