Goldfield, Iowa

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Goldfield is a city in Wright County, Iowa, United States. The population was 680 at the 2000 census.



Goldfield is located at 42°44′5″N 93°55′13″W / 42.73472°N 93.92028°W / 42.73472; -93.92028 (42.734708, -93.920163)[1], along the Boone River.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 680 people, 295 households, and 194 families residing in the city. The population density was 666.0 people per square mile (257.4/km²). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 308.5/sq mi (119.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.26% White, 0.15% Native American, 0.44% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 295 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,411, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $28,409 versus $19,886 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,983. About 4.2% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

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