Goshen, New Hampshire


Goshen is a town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 810 at the 2010 census1

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Education
  • 5 Notable people
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Historyedit

Incorporated in 1791, Goshen was first settled in 1768 as a part of Saville now Sunapee The name Goshen may have been taken from Goshen, Connecticut, where many residents had relativescitation needed

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 226 square miles 59 km2, of which 225 sq mi 58 km2 is land and 01 sq mi 026 km2 is water, comprising 040% of the town The long ridge of Mount Sunapee occupies the eastern edge of town The highest point in Goshen is an unnamed knob on the ridge near Goves Mountain where the elevation reaches 2,529 feet 771 m above sea level Goshen lies almost fully within the Connecticut River watershed, though a small corner in the southeast of town is in the Merrimack River watershed2

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1800 383
1810 563 470%
1820 687 220%
1830 772 124%
1840 779 09%
1850 659 −154%
1860 576 −126%
1870 507 −120%
1880 511 08%
1890 384 −249%
1900 345 −102%
1910 329 −46%
1920 283 −140%
1930 255 −99%
1940 352 380%
1950 356 11%
1960 351 −14%
1970 395 125%
1980 549 390%
1990 742 352%
2000 741 −01%
2010 810 93%
Est 2015 807 −04%
US Decennial Census4

As of the census5 of 2000, there were 741 people, 279 households, and 219 families residing in the town The population density was 329 people per square mile 127/km² There were 389 housing units at an average density of 173 per square mile 67/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9703% White, 162% Native American, 013% Asian, 013% from other races, and 108% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 040% of the population

There were 279 households out of which 333% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 645% were married couples living together, 97% had a female householder with no husband present, and 215% were non-families 172% of all households were made up of individuals and 72% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 263 and the average family size was 296

In the town, the population was spread out with 242% under the age of 18, 80% from 18 to 24, 275% from 25 to 44, 267% from 45 to 64, and 136% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 976 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 965 males

The median income for a household in the town was $42,625, and the median income for a family was $45,208 Males had a median income of $33,333 versus $22,727 for females The per capita income for the town was $20,561 About 69% of families and 88% of the population were below the poverty line, including 108% of those under age 18 and 215% of those age 65 or over

Educationedit

Goshen and the neighboring town of Lempster maintained a combined elementary and middle school, called Goshen-Lempster Cooperative School, located in Lempster The school served kindergarten through 8th grade The cooperative was dissolved in June 2016 The majority of Goshen elementary and middle-school aged children now attend Newport, NH schools; the Newport school system now acts as the anchor system for Goshen students

After 8th grade, students are given the choice to attend several neighboring high schools, including Newport High School, Sunapee Senior High School, and Kearsarge Regional High School

Notable peopleedit

  • John Williams Gunnison, US Army officer and explorer of the American West

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ Foster, Debra H; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N; Medalie, Laura 1995 Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Archived from the original on June 2, 2016 Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Goshen official website
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
  • Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition
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