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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,793
Male Share of the Population52.2%
Female Share of the Population47.8%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+6,088
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married50.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.5%
Median Earnings25+$48,082
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,880

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,629
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation4%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,182
Median House Value$313,800

Ancestry

Irish21.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.3%
Italian19.7%
German11.9%
Polish6.9%
English6.5%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.7%
West Indian1.4%
Russian1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Jamaican0.9%
Austrian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Norwegian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
US/American0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Greek0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
African0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Australian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Goshen Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orange County
Standard Zip Codes10924
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.4
Approximate Longitude-74.32

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)

StationMIDDLETOWN 2 NW
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip44 inches
StationHIGH POINT PARK
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationSUFFERN
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Maybrook3,178$91,488
Middletown27,601$61,412

Goshen Public Libraries

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

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Goshen Public Schools

C J Hooker Middle School
41 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 10924
(845) 615-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 720
Scotchtown Avenue School
118 Scotchtown Ave
ZIP: 10924
(845) 615-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Goshen Intermediate School
13 Mcnally St
ZIP: 10924
(845) 615-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
Goshen Secure Center
97 Cross Rd
ZIP: 10924
(845) 615-3052
High
Total Enrollment 56
Goshen Central High School
222 Scotchtown Ave
ZIP: 10924
(845) 615-6100
High
Total Enrollment 925
Orange-ulster Boces
53 Gibson Rd
ZIP: 10924
(845) 291-0100
Other
Total Enrollment 1007

Goshen Private Schools

St John School
77 Murray Ave
ZIP: 10924
Elementary
Total Enrollment 239
John S Burke Catholic High School
80 Fletcher St
ZIP: 10924
Secondary
Total Enrollment 439
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