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Goshen, New York


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Goshen, New York

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Goshen Well-Paid Single Men
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 19% Goshen Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Goshen Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Goshen Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Goshen, New York

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

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


The People

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

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Average Household Size 4 4
Portion of People Married 4 3

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
College Educated Adults 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Short Commute Times 3 5

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Housing Recently Built 4 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Affordability of Rents 2 3

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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
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Goshen Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,676 100%
Male 2,867 50.5%
Female 2,809 49.5%
Under 18 1,268 22.3%
18+ 4,408 77.7%
65+ 1,035 18.2%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 3.14
White 4,968 87.5%
African-American 432 7.6%
Asian 88 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 128 2.3%
Mixed Race 48 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 433 7.6%

Estimated Goshen Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,437
Growth -239
Growth % -4.2%

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 23.9%
Italian 14.6%
German 11.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
Polish 7.8%
English 5.9%
US/American 4.6%
Norwegian 2.9%
Russian 2%
Dutch 2%
Scottish 1.9%
French Canadian 1.4%
European 1.4%
British 1.1%
Greek 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
Syrian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Goshen 5,676 $66,250
Chester 3,445 $65,321
Florida 2,571 $61,406
Maybrook 3,084 $56,912
Middletown 25,388 $47,760
Monroe 7,780 $76,894
Washingtonville 5,851 $69,145

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 (2004)


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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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