Goshen, Utah

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Goshen, Utah
Goshen Town Office
Goshen Town Office
Location in Utah County and the state of Utah
Location in Utah County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 39°57′6″N 111°54′6″W / 39.95167°N 111.90167°W / 39.95167; -111.90167Coordinates: 39°57′6″N 111°54′6″W / 39.95167°N 111.90167°W / 39.95167; -111.90167
CountryUnited States
Named forGoshen, Connecticut
 • Total0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)
 • Land0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
4,551 ft (1,387 m)
 • Total921
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,107.75/sq mi (427.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-30130[3]
GNIS feature ID1428272[4]

Goshen is a town in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the ProvoOrem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 921 at the 2010 census.[5]


The first settlement at Goshen was made in 1857 by a colony of Mormon pioneers.[6] The community was named after Goshen, Connecticut.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square mile (1.9 km2), all land.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Goshen has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)915[2]−0.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[8]

At the 2000 census there were 874 people, 272 households, and 214 families in the town. The population density was 1,213.6 people per square mile (468.7/km2). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 409.6 per square mile (158.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.22% White, 0.57% Native American, 5.49% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.35%.[3]

Of the 272 households 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 19.1% of households were one person and 9.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.21 and the average family size was 3.73.

The age distribution was 38.7% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% 65 or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median household income was $41,458 and the median family income was $45,855. Males had a median income of $31,750 versus $21,771 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,053. About 7.5% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.


In 1998, the Lou Diamond Phillips film Bats shot a scene in Goshen. The same year, the James Belushi film Made Men also shot scenes in Goshen.

In 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints filmed an adaptation of The Book of Mormon as a series known as The Book of Mormon Videos.

In October of 2020, Dallas Jenkins began filming season 2 of The Chosen inside a set that replicates a section of old Jerusalem owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[9]

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Goshen town, Utah". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  6. ^ a b The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Volumes 9-10. 1918. p. 183.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Goshen, Utah
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  9. ^ Toone, Trent (2020-10-28). "'The Chosen' finds a Holy Land outside a small desert town". Deseret News. Retrieved 2020-11-04.

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