Goshen, Arkansas

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Goshen, Arkansas
Location of Goshen in Washington County, Arkansas.
Location of Goshen in Washington County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 36°6′21″N 94°0′31″W / 36.10583°N 94.00861°W / 36.10583; -94.00861Coordinates: 36°6′21″N 94°0′31″W / 36.10583°N 94.00861°W / 36.10583; -94.00861
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyWashington
Area
 • Total11.59 sq mi (30.01 km2)
 • Land11.38 sq mi (29.47 km2)
 • Water0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
Elevation
1,191 ft (363 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,071
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,941
 • Density170.58/sq mi (65.86/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72735
Area code(s)479
FIPS code05-27670
GNIS feature ID0057835
Websitehttp://www.cityofgoshen.net

Goshen is a city[3] in Washington County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,071 at the 2010 census. It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to Business Insider,[4] it is the “most educated” city in the state of Arkansas (September 10, 2014).

History[edit]

An early variant name was "College Grove".[5] A post office called Goshen has been in operation since 1876.[6]

Geography[edit]

Goshen is located at 36°6′21″N 94°0′31″W / 36.10583°N 94.00861°W / 36.10583; -94.00861 (36.105923, -94.008724).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.3 km2 (11.3 mi²), of which 29.0 km2 (11.2 mi²) is land and 0.3 km2 (0.1 mi²) (1.06%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990589
200075227.7%
20101,07142.4%
2019 (est.)1,941[2]81.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

At the 2000 census there were 752 people in 277 households, including 211 families, in the town. The population density was 25.9/km2 (67.1/mi²). There were 310 housing units at an average density of 10.7/km2 (27.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.28% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 1.06% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[9] Of the 277 households 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.7% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.8% of households were one person and 7.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.16.

The age distribution was 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median household income was $47,083 and the median family income was $52,891. Males had a median income of $32,353 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,513. About 5.6% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ Local.Arkansas.gov - Goshen, retrieved September 3, 2012
  4. ^ "International". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  5. ^ History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Higginson Book Company. 1889. p. 320.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Goshen Post Office
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.