Goshen is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 258 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
Overall, Goshen’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Goshen has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Goshen has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Goshen than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Goshen may be for you.
Goshen is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.