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West Goshen, Pennsylvania
Former census-designated place
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Township West Goshen
Elevation 436 ft (132.9 m)
Area 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km²)
 - land 3.2 sq mi (8 km²)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km²), 0%
Population 8,472 (2000)
Density 2,663.7 /sq mi (1,028.5 /km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610

West Goshen was a census-designated place (CDP) in West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,472 at the 2000 census. The CDP was not delineated for the 2010 census.


West Goshen Township is located at 39°58′3″N 75°34′29″W / 39.9675°N 75.57472°W / 39.9675; -75.57472 (39.967408, -75.574679).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 8,472 people, 3,310 households, and 2,191 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,663.7 people per square mile (1,028.6/km²). There were 3,376 housing units at an average density of 1,061.5/sq mi (409.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.75% White, 4.96% African American, 0.09% Native American, 5.61% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.76% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.28% of the population.

There were 3,310 households, out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $59,505, and the median income for a family was $71,573. Males had a median income of $44,773 versus $33,979 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,912. About 1.5% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

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