Goldsmith, Texas

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Goldsmith, Texas
City
Location of Goldsmith, Texas
Location of Goldsmith, Texas
Ector County Goldsmith.svg
Coordinates: 31°58′57″N 102°36′57″W / 31.98250°N 102.61583°W / 31.98250; -102.61583Coordinates: 31°58′57″N 102°36′57″W / 31.98250°N 102.61583°W / 31.98250; -102.61583
Country United States
State Texas
County Ector
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,140 ft (957 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 257
 • Density 794/sq mi (306.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79741
Area code(s) 432
FIPS code 48-30044[1]
GNIS feature ID 1373868[2]

Goldsmith is a city in Ector County, Texas, United States. The population was 257 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the Odessa Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Goldsmith is located in northwestern Ector County at 31°58′57″N 102°36′57″W / 31.98250°N 102.61583°W / 31.98250; -102.61583 (31.982441, -102.615714).[4] Texas State Highway 158 passes through the community, leading east 11 miles (18 km) to U.S. Route 385 and southwest 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to Texas State Highway 302. The city of Odessa is 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Goldsmith.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Goldsmith has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 670
1970 387 −42.2%
1980 409 5.7%
1990 297 −27.4%
2000 253 −14.8%
2010 257 1.6%
Est. 2016 272 [5] 5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 253 people, 101 households, and 67 families residing in the city. The population density was 795.8 people per square mile (305.3/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 355.4/sq mi (136.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.14% White, 0.40% Native American, 9.09% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.72% of the population.

There were 101 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $47,321. Males had a median income of $32,000 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,237. About 7.9% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 28.3% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Goldsmith is served by the Ector County Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Goldsmith city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.