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Goshen is a city in Elkhart County, in the Elkhart-Goshen metro area.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the city was named for the biblical place. Another says it was named for Goshen, NY.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Goshen. For links to other places called Goshen, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Goshen is 41.582N. The longitude is -85.834W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 801 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,787.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$39,383
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Goshen demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 124. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1997 movie, "Con Air"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Maple City Fest - April 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Goshen web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Maple City Greenway, Pumpkinvine Nature Trail
Colleges and universities: Goshen College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Goshen demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Elkhart County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Elkhart-Goshen area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46517 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Goshen residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $18,899, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Goshen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Goshen include Goshen Historic Distriict ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Goshen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $436.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $838.


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Libraries in Goshen include Goshen Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Goshen include Goshen News

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Elkhart County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Goshen political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Goshen workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Goshen between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Goshen include Best Western, Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn, Super 8.

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