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Overview

Introduction to Goshen, Indiana

Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart county, is 10 miles SE of Elkhart, Indiana and 95 miles E of Chicago, Illinois. The city is in the Elkhart - Goshen area.

Goshen History

Goshen was first discovered by Sieur de La Salle sometime in 1680. After Sieur de La Salle made peace with the local Miami Indians, Goshen began to be settled in by the French. It was officially named Goshen in 1831, and at the same time it was declared a county seat for Elkhart County. One of the most famous and respected directors of Hollywood, Howard Hawks, was born in Goshen.

Goshen and nearby Attractions

  • National New York Central Railroad Museum
  • Black Squirrel Golf Club
  • Maplecrest Country Club
  • Goshen Dam Pond
  • Shanklin Park
  • Abshire Park

Things To Do In Goshen

There are four parks in Goshen with greenways and trails that wind through the city. The Elkhart County Fairgrounds is the venue of the Elkhart County Fair, which is held in late July every year. It is the biggest county fair in Indiana and is reported to have the second largest attendance in the country. Another interesting local event is the Goshen Air Show, which is held annually at the Goshen Municipal Airport.

Goshen Transportation

Air transportation is available at South Bend Regional Airport.

Goshen Higher Education

Goshen College is the local institution. Others nearby include the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University-South Bend.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,385
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+14,711
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married46.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,009
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,586
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,726

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,468
% Above Poverty Level81.3%
% Below Poverty Level18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone27.8%
Median Gross Rent$720
Median House Value$111,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.3%
Irish7.1%
English5%
Swiss3.9%
Dutch2.2%
French Except Basque1.9%
Polish1.7%
Italian1.2%
Russian0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
African0.5%
German0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Goshen Almanac

CategoryValue
County Elkhart County
Standard Zip Codes46528, 46526
P.O. Box Zip Codes46527
Phone Area Codes574
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.57
Approximate Longitude-85.83

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)

StationGOSHEN 3 W
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationLAGRANGE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance22.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.7 inches
StationLAKEVILLE
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bristol1,651$52,569
Elkhart52,378$41,314
Middlebury3,512$77,500
Millersburg967$53,750
Syracuse2,867$50,552
Wakarusa2,030$70,625

Goshen Public Libraries

Goshen Public Library
601 SOUTH 5TH STREET
Goshen, Indiana
(574) 533-9531

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Goshen Hospitals

Oaklawn Psychiatric Center Inc
(Non-profit)
330 Lakeview Dr
(574) 533-1234
Iu Health Goshen Hospital
(Non-profit)
200 High Park Ave
(574) 364-2141

Goshen Public Schools

Benton Elementary School
68350 Cr 31
ZIP: 46526
(574) 831-2192
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Chandler Elementary School
419 S 8th St
ZIP: 46526
(574) 533-5085
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Fairfield Jr-sr High School
67530 Us 33
ZIP: 46526
(574) 831-2184
High
Total Enrollment 923
Goshen High School
401 Lincolnway East
ZIP: 46526
(574) 533-8651
High
Total Enrollment 1832
Goshen Middle School
1216 S Indiana Ave
ZIP: 46526
(574) 533-0391
Other
Total Enrollment 1485
Model Elementary School
412 S Greene Rd
ZIP: 46526
(574) 533-7677
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Parkside Elementary School
1202 S 7th St
ZIP: 46526
(574) 533-7765
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Prairie View Elementary School
1730 Regent St
ZIP: 46526
(574) 534-4710
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Waterford Elementary School
65560 Sr 15
ZIP: 46526
(574) 533-6811
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
West Goshen Elementary School
215 Dewey Ave
ZIP: 46526
(574) 533-7855
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Chamberlain Elementary School
428 N 5th St
ZIP: 46528
(574) 534-2691
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Jefferson Elementary School
18565 Cr 20
ZIP: 46528
(574) 822-5399
Primary
Total Enrollment 427

Goshen Private Schools

Bashor Alternative School
62226 Cr 15
ZIP: 46526
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Bethany Christian Schools
2904 S Main St
ZIP: 46526
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 255
Harrison Christian School
64784 County Road 11
ZIP: 46526
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 180
Morning Star School
24915 County Road 142
ZIP: 46526
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
St John The Evangelist Catholic School
117 W Monroe St
ZIP: 46526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 115
Willow Spring School
65265 County Road 13
ZIP: 46526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Clinton Center Amish School
63452 Cr 37
ZIP: 46528
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Clinton Christian School
61763 County Road 35 Rr1
ZIP: 46528
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 117
Cloverleaf School
14630 County Road 34
ZIP: 46528
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Hillside Amish School
62787 County Road 35
ZIP: 46528
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Woodlawn Christian School
13151 County Road 34
ZIP: 46528
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 67
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