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Goshen, New Hampshire
Town Hall
Town Hall
Location in Sullivan County and the state of New Hampshire.
Location in Sullivan County and the state of New Hampshire.
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Sullivan
Incorporated 1791
Area
 • Total 22.6 sq mi (58.5 km2)
 • Land 22.5 sq mi (58.2 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.40%
Elevation 971 ft (296 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 810
 • Density 35.86/sq mi (13.85/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03752
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-30500
GNIS feature ID 0873608
Website www.goshennh.org

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

History

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 relatives.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.6 square miles (59 km2), of which 22.5 sq mi (58 km2) is land and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) is water, comprising 0.40% 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 watershed.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 383
1810 563 47.0%
1820 687 22.0%
1830 772 12.4%
1840 779 0.9%
1850 659 −15.4%
1860 576 −12.6%
1870 507 −12.0%
1880 511 0.8%
1890 384 −24.9%
1900 345 −10.2%
1910 329 −4.6%
1920 283 −14.0%
1930 255 −9.9%
1940 352 38.0%
1950 356 1.1%
1960 351 −1.4%
1970 395 12.5%
1980 549 39.0%
1990 742 35.2%
2000 741 −0.1%
2010 810 9.3%
Est. 2015 807 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 741 people, 279 households, and 219 families residing in the town. The population density was 32.9 people per square mile (12.7/km²). There were 389 housing units at an average density of 17.3 per square mile (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.03% White, 1.62% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 279 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 17.2% 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 2.63 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 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 6.9% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 21.5% of those age 65 or over.


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