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Goldsmith, Texas
Location of Goldsmith, Texas
Location of Goldsmith, Texas
Ector County Goldsmith.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Ector
Area
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,140 ft (957 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 257
 • Estimate 
(2019)
294
 • Density 907.41/sq mi (350.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79741
Area code(s) 432
FIPS code 48-30044
GNIS feature ID 1373868

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

Geography

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). 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.

Demographics

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%
2019 (est.) 294 14.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, 253 people, 101 households, and 67 families resided in the city. The population density was 795.8 people per square mile (305.3/km2). The 113 housing units averaged 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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 23.72% of the population.

Of the 101 households, 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 not families. About 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 distributed as 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 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 18 and 28.3% of those 65 or over.

Education

Goldsmith is served by the Ector County Independent School District.

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