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Overview

Introduction to Goshen, New York

Goshen, New York, in Orange County, is 33 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey and 46 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. There are 5,676 residents in the village.

Goshen History

Goshen was first settled in 1714. It became the county seat of Rockland County in 1798. Goshen was officially incorporated in 1809, and is currently the county seat of the Orange County.

Goshen and nearby Attractions

  • Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
  • Mount Gulian Historic Site
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • Wisner Memorial
  • Orange Blossoms Monument

Things To Do In Goshen

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame includes a museum and a historic racing track. Opened in 1951, the museum preserves the history of harness racing. General Von Steuben used the Mount Gulian Historic Site to train troops during the American Revolution. Bear Mountain State Park, Orange Blossoms Monument and Wisner Memorial are all accessible from Goshen as well.

Goshen Transportation

Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.

Goshen Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Orange County Community College, Rockland Community College and Ramapo College of New Jersey.

People

Total Population 13,671
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 5,895
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.9%
Median Earnings25+ $47,875
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,363

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,431
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,192
Median House Value $326,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 22.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Goshen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles N of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 10924
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.401
Longitude -74.324

Goshen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MIDDLETOWN 2 NW
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station HIGH POINT PARK
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station SUFFERN
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Maybrook 3,022 $85,804
Middletown 27,904 $57,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Goshen Public Libraries

Library
Goshen Public Library And Historical Society
203 MAIN STREET
Goshen, New York
(845) 294-6606
Library Web Site

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Goshen Hospitals

ORANGE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
4 HARRIMAN DRIVE
(845) 343-2424
Emergency Service: Yes

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Goshen High Schools

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GOSHEN CENTRAL HS
120 SCOTCHTOWN AVE
845-294-2434
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 880 students.

GOSHEN RES CTR
CROSSROADS
845-294-6158
A Non-traditional School
Serves 85 students.

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