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Goshen, Arkansas
Location of Goshen in Washington County, Arkansas.
Location of Goshen in Washington County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Washington
Area
 • Total 11.52 sq mi (29.84 km2)
 • Land 11.31 sq mi (29.30 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
Elevation
1191
1,194 ft (364 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,102
 • Density 185.80/sq mi (71.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72735
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-27670
GNIS feature ID 0057835
Website http://www.cityofgoshen.net

Goshen is a city 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, it is the “most educated” city in the state of Arkansas (September 10, 2014).

Geography

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).

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 589
2000 752 27.7%
2010 1,071 42.4%
2020 2,102 96.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

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. 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.

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