Goshen, Massachusetts

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Goshen, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

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College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Goshen College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Goshen Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Goshen Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Goshen People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Goshen, Massachusetts

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 5
Age of the Population 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 1
Male Share of the Population 3 1
Racial Diversity 3 1
Senior Citizens 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 5
People in Middle Class or Better 9 5
Median Family Income 9 4
People Above Poverty 7 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 6
Affordability of Rents 2 6

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Goshen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01032
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.44
Longitude -72.8

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 7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station CHESTER 2
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 61.6 inches
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
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Goshen Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 921 100%
Male 431 46.8%
Female 490 53.2%
Under 18 202 21.9%
18+ 719 78.1%
65+ 98 10.6%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 2.94
White 912 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.1%

Estimated Goshen Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 957
Growth 36
Growth % 3.9%

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
English 12.6%
Polish 11.9%
French Canadian 11.1%
French (except Basque) 10.7%
Irish 10.5%
German 8.2%
US/American 7.1%
Italian 4.8%
Scottish 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Dutch 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
European 1.6%
Russian 1.6%
Armenian 1.5%
Northern European 1.1%
Canadian 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Greek 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Acadian/Cajun 0.4%
Basque 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
British 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Goshen, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lithia (01032)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Goshen 921 $58,750
Ashfield 1,800 $56,739
Chesterfield 1,201 $57,361
Conway 1,809 $62,917
Cummington 978 $48,750
Plainfield 589 $46,042
Williamsburg 2,427 $55,833

Goshen Public Libraries

Goshen Free Public Library
Goshen, Massachusetts
(413) 268-7856

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