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Goldfield is a city in Wright County.
Settlers wanted to honor Maj. Minter Brassfield, an early settler. But because brass wasn't deemed of sufficiently high quality, gold was substituted
The latitude of Goldfield is 42.735N. The longitude is -93.92W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,129 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 648.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Goldfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wright County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50542 ZIP code.
29% of Goldfield residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Goldfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Goldfield was $16,983, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Goldfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Goldfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $272. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $563.
Wright County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Goldfield political report.
The average commute time for Goldfield workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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