Goshen is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 257 people and just one neighborhood, Goshen is the 375th largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Goshen is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.04% of the Goshen workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Goshen is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goshen who work in office and administrative support (14.13%), management occupations (11.96%) and sales jobs (10.87%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.48% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Goshen is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Goshen has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Goshen a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Goshen doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.