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
 • Total11.52 sq mi (29.83 km2)
 • Land11.31 sq mi (29.30 km2)
 • Water0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
Elevation
1,191 ft (363 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,071
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
1,760
 • Density155.59/sq mi (60.08/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[5] (September 10th 2014).

History[edit]

An early variant name was "College Grove".[6] A post office called Goshen has been in operation since 1876.[7]

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).[8]

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%
Est. 20171,760[2]64.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2014 Estimate[10]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 752 people, 277 households, and 211 families residing 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.

There were 277 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town, the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the town was $47,083, and the median income for a family 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. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Local.Arkansas.gov - Goshen, retrieved September 3, 2012
  4. ^ "International". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  5. ^ "Arkansas - Wikipedia". en.m.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  6. ^ History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Higginson Book Company. 1889. p. 320.
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Goshen Post Office
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.