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Goldendale, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Goldendale had a population of 3,288 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Goldendale is located at latitude 45.8214 and longitude -120.8191 in Klickitat County. The formal boundaries for the City of Goldendale (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Klickitat County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,637 feet.

The City of Goldendale (GNIS ID: 2410612) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Goldendale is located within Goldendale Division of Klickitat County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Goldendale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Goldendale, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,288
Daytime Population: Workers 2,234
Daytime Population: Residents 2,247
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,481
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 3,265
Population in Familes 2,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 1,303
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $34,211
Average Household Income $45,609
Per Capita Income $19,745


Total Housing Units 1,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 776 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 645 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $134,647
Average Home Value $164,189


Total Households 1,421
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 848
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.49% -0.02%
Households -0.39% 0.01%
Families -0.16% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Goldendale, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goldendale to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 245 61st
Population Density # 236 63rd
Diversity Index # 285 55th
Median Household Income # 604 4th
Per Capita Income # 574 9th

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