Goshen, Connecticut

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Goshen, Connecticut

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Goshen strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 10% Goshen College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Goshen, Connecticut

Comparing Goshen to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
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to State
Age of the Population 9 10
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Racial Diversity 5 2
Senior Citizens 5 8
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


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Portion of People Married 10 8
Average Household Size 7 5


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College Educated Adults 10 6


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10

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Goshen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06756
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.831
Longitude -73.225

Goshen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Station NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
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Goshen Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,697 100%
Male 1,331 49.4%
Female 1,366 50.6%
Under 18 613 22.7%
18+ 2,084 77.3%
65+ 410 15.2%
Median Age 43.4
Average Family Size 2.91
White 2,650 98.3%
African-American 13 0.5%
Asian 20 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 33 1.2%

Estimated Goshen Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,092
Growth 395
Growth % 14.6%

Goshen Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 16.9%
Italian 14.5%
English 12.2%
German 9.9%
US/American 8.6%
Polish 6.4%
French (except Basque) 5.6%
French Canadian 3.4%
Swedish 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
Scottish 2.2%
Slovak 2%
Russian 1.8%
Swiss 1.3%
Lithuanian 1.2%
Norwegian 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Portuguese 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Lebanese 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Slavic 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Goshen Public Libraries

Goshen Public Library
Goshen, Connecticut
(860) 491-3234
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