Census Data for Goldville ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2015 and it gives Goldville a population of 54 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Goldville a population of 55 people.
The town of Goldville is located in Tallapoosa County. The 2010 Census gave Tallapoosa County a population of 41,616 people. This means that Goldville had 0.13% of the county's total population, making it Tallapoosa's 7th most populous community.
At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Goldville, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.
Things like the population, area and housing for Goldville reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Goldville might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.
The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Goldville has a total area of 1 square miles [2.6 km²]. Of this total, 0.99 square miles [2.6 km²] is land, with the balance (1.5%) being water (0.01 square miles [0 km²]).
Tallapoosa County has a land area of 716 square miles [1,855.8 km²]. At 0.99 square miles [2.6 km²], Goldville has 0.14% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 33° 5' 5" (or 33.08°) [Map]
Lon: -85° 46' 40" (or -85.78°)
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (55 people) and land area (0.99 square miles [2.6 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Goldville had a population density of 54.9 people per square mile [21.21 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Goldville had a population of 37 people and a land area of 0.99 square miles [2.6 km²]. This gives a population density of 37 people per square mile [14.29 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Goldville. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a misleading comparison. More information about the nature of these changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Goldville had 25 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 55 people, this averages 2.2 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Goldville had a land area of 0.99 square miles [2.6 km²]. This translates to 24.98 Housing Units per square mile [9.64 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Goldville had 17 Housing Units, a population of 37 people and a land area of 0.99 square miles [2.6 km²]. This gives a density of 2.18 people per Housing Unit and 17 Housing Units per square mile [6.56 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Goldville and you need to be careful when comparing numbers between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Tallapoosa County ...
The community of Goldville is located in Tallapoosa County.
The county had a population of 41,616 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 55 people, Goldville represented 0.13% of the county's total.
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Tallapoosa County.
Population Rings for Goldville ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Goldville and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Goldville. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
| Radius ||No of|
|5 mi [8 km]||2||809||-2.29%|
|10 mi [16 km]||3||1,019||-2.21%|
|15 mi [24 km]||9||22,922||-2.06%|
|20 mi [32 km]||11||26,272||-2.15%|
|25 mi [40 km]||17||37,477||-1.86%|
|30 mi [48 km]||23||67,140||-1.19%|
US Census QuickFacts ...
The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information called QuickFacts. Although they haven't created a QuickFact for Goldville, there are QuickFacts available for the following nearby communities:
For more about neighboring communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Goldville. For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Goldville, see our County-by-County Page for Goldville.
A Census QuickFact is available for Tallapoosa County (QF-01123).
Below are QuickFacts for the counties that border Tallapoosa County.
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Goldville, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Goldville. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.
If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Goldville was 1 square miles [2.6 km²]. Of this total, 0.99 square miles [2.6 km²] is land, with the balance (1.5%) being water (0.01 square miles [0 km²]).
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 1 square miles [2.6 km²]. Of this total, 0.99 square miles [2.6 km²] is land, with the balance (1.38%) being water (0.01 square miles [0 km²]).
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Goldville, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Goldville.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 33.084867° (or 33°5'5" N) [Map]
Lon: -85.777982° (or -85°46'40" W)
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 33.083617° (or 33°5'1" N) [Map]
Lon: -85.784391° (or -85°47'3" W)
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 2,010 feet to the east<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2406586) to Goldville. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Goldville. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 33.084134° (or 33°5'2" N) [Map]
Lon: -85.783130° (or -85°46'59" W)
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1,595 feet to the east<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Goldville. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Goldville.
Miscellaneous Information for Goldville ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Tallapoosa County or the town of Goldville:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Goldville:
GNIS ID for Goldville: 2406586
GNIS ID for Tallapoosa County: 161587
GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 01 (Alabama)
County Code: 123 (Tallapoosa County)
Place Code: 30448 (Goldville)
State & County Code: 01/123 (Alabama / Tallapoosa County)
State & Place Code: 01/30448 (Alabama / Goldville)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Goldville is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Goldville.
|<1>||Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2015.|
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|<2>||Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.|
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|<3>||A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).|
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|<4>||The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.|
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|<5>||The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the 2010 Census location is 283 degrees.|
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|<6>||The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the GNIS point is 279 degrees.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Goldville.