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Goldfield, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Goldfield Census Designated Place had a population of 283 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Goldfield is located at latitude 37.7122 and longitude -117.2379 in Esmeralda County. The formal boundaries for the Goldfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Esmeralda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,686 feet.

The Goldfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583930) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Goldfield Census Designated Place is located within Goldfield Division of Esmeralda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Goldfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Goldfield: North Goldfield, South Goldfield.

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Goldfield, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 283
Population in Households 282
Population in Familes 181
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 191
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 1.75
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 (54.4%)
Median Home Value $87,931
Average Home Value $147,708


Median Household Income $30,330
Average Household Income $51,554
Per Capita Income $29,482
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 1.11%
Households 0.82% 1.09%
Families 0.89% 1.06%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Goldfield, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goldfield to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 91 31st
Population Density1 # 62 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 87 34th
Median Household Income # 125 5th
Per Capita Income # 40 70th

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