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Welcome to Goldendale ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Goldendale, you might consider that their post office opened in 1872.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Goldendale has a population of 3,654 people<2> (see below for details).
Goldendale is 1,640 feet [500 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Goldendale lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Goldendale is within the boundaries of the (509) area code.
The ZIP code for Goldendale: 98620<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Goldendale had an population of 3,654 people. This is an increase of 7.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.82% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Goldendale had a population of 3,407 people (or 16.77% of the total population of Klickitat County). This makes Goldendale the county's most populous community.
The population of Goldendale represents 0.05% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 131st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,407 people, the population of Goldendale decreased 9.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,760 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Goldendale.
Communities near Goldendale ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Goldendale.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Goldendale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Goldendale.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Goldendale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Goldendale.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Goldendale. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Goldendale.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Goldendale ...
Looking for more information about Goldendale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Goldendale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Goldendale.
Adding Goldendale to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Goldendale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Goldendale was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Goldendale in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Goldendale.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Goldendale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Klickitat County: www.klickitatcounty.org/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023