Goshen, NY
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Goshen is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,397 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Goshen is the 298th largest community in New York. Goshen has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Housing costs in Goshen are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Goshen is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Goshen is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goshen who work in management occupations (16.26%), office and administrative support (12.93%), and teaching (10.98%).

Also of interest is that Goshen has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.65% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In Goshen, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

The education level of Goshen ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Goshen, 41.55% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Goshen in 2010 was $33,714, 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 $134,856 for a family of four. However, Goshen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Goshen is a somewhat 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 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 16.34% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Goshen include Italian, English, German, and Polish.

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