Goshen, NY
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Living in Goshen


Goshen is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,370 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Goshen is the 298th largest community in New York.

Goshen is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Goshen is a village of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goshen who work in management occupations (11.23%), sales jobs (8.75%), and healthcare (8.08%).

Of important note, Goshen is also a village of artists. Goshen has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Goshen’s character.

One downside of living in Goshen, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.61 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Goshen, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Goshen is a relatively small village. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Goshen is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.94% of adults in Goshen have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Goshen in 2018 was $43,024, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,096 for a family of four. However, Goshen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Goshen is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. 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 Asian. Goshen also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.51% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Goshen include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Greek.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Goshen's cultural character, accounting for 15.38% of the village’s population.

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