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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Goshen is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.87% 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 (16.23%), office and administrative support (14.50%), and sales jobs (11.88%).

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.

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, 43.65% 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 $37,724, 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 $150,896 for a family of four. However, Goshen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Goshen is a very 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 16.28% 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 Chinese.