Goshen, IN


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Goshen is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 32,983 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Goshen is the 27th largest community in Indiana.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Goshen is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.50% of the Goshen workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Goshen is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Goshen who work in office and administrative support (12.19%), sales jobs (8.36%), and teaching (5.95%).

One of the benefits of Goshen is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.19 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Goshen overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Goshen, 21.14% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Goshen in 2010 was $18,845, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,380 for a family of four. However, Goshen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Goshen is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Goshen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Goshen residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Goshen also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Goshen include Irish, English, Swiss, and Dutch.

In addition, Goshen has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.30%).

The most common language spoken in Goshen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.