Goshen, Kentucky

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Goshen, Kentucky

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Goshen Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Goshen People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Goshen College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Goshen Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Goshen Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Goshen, Kentucky

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Racial Diversity 3 2
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Goshen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky
County Oldham
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 40026
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.403
Longitude -85.574

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 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
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Goshen Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 907 100%
Male 441 48.6%
Female 466 51.4%
Under 18 321 35.4%
18+ 586 64.6%
65+ 28 3.1%
Median Age 32.7
Average Family Size 3.39
White 887 97.8%
African-American 6 0.7%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Goshen Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 987
Growth 80
Growth % 8.8%

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
German 26.6%
Irish 19.7%
English 13.1%
US/American 9.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
Scottish 4.5%
Italian 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
European 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Swiss 1.2%
Norwegian 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Swedish 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Russian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Goshen 907 $65,417
Anchorage 2,264 $147,050
Crestwood 1,999 $55,000
Glenview 558 $183,800
Lyndon 9,369 $52,013
Pewee Valley 1,436 $81,639
Prospect 4,657 $124,131
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Goshen High Schools (2004)

1815 S HWY 1793
Serves 611 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

Goshen Colleges

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