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Goshen is a town in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Goshen. For links to other places called Goshen, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Goshen is 41.381N. The longitude is -74.351W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 509 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,913.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Goshen demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10921 ZIP code.
14% of Goshen residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Goshen ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Goshen was $24,275, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Goshen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Goshen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $782. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,482.
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Goshen political report.
The average commute time for Goshen workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Goshen, NYPros: nice, caring, warm people; decent school system with good teacher to student ratios; small town feel; beautiful scenery; has all 4 seasons; the people are from all over the area including NYC (five boroughs) Rockland County, NJ, and local Orange County towns; close enough to NYC to enjoy the wonders of NYC and also still commutable to earn a "Real Decent Wage"
Cons: not enough big Industry that will pay decent salaries so that you don't have to commute to NYC and Westchester; small town mentality can be stifling; not enough to do for young people AFTER they graduate college; need more opportunities to stimulate economic growth; I WILL PROBABLY NOT RETIRE HERE AFTER MY OWN KIDS GRADUATE COLLEGE; It's too expensive and too boring
This is a good place to raise your family
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