Goshen, Alabama

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Population in 2014: 258 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.0%
 
Males: 103  (40.2%)
Females: 155  (59.8%)
Median resident age:  30.9 years
Alabama median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 36079.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $41,183 (it was $24,219 in 2000)
Goshen:

$41,183
AL:

$44,765

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $15,357 (it was $13,664 in 2000)

Goshen town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $75,224 (it was $42,300 in 2000)
Goshen:

$75,224
AL:

$134,100

Median gross rent in 2015: $720.

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  • Races in Goshen, AL (2010)

    Goshen races chart
    • 20476.7%White alone
    • 6022.6%Black alone
    • 10.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

Races in Goshen detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Goshen: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: American (40.5%), German (12.7%), African (12.7%), English (11.4%), Irish (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 318 feet

Land area: 2.51 square miles.

Population density: 103 people per square mile   (very low).

Goshen,AL real estate house value index trend

Goshen, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Goshen:

  • High school or higher: 71.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Goshen town:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 9.5%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Goshen, Alabama as of August 23, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Goshen to the number of sex offenders is 53 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Goshen town:  0.5% ($199)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Goshen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (45.3 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (566.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Glenwood, AL (2.1 miles) , Henderson-Spring Hill, AL (2.5 miles ), Goshen-Shady Grove, AL (2.6 miles ), Luverne, AL (2.8 miles ), Petrey, AL (3.2 miles) , Rutledge, AL (3.3 miles ), Troy, AL (3.3 miles ), Brantley, AL (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 31.72 N, Longitude: 86.13 W

Area code: 334

Goshen household income distribution Goshen home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+3.8%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Utilities (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Goshen: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Goshen, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Goshen-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.6 miles away from the Goshen town center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 tornado 32.7 miles away from the town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Goshen-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 133.9 miles away from Goshen center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 379.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.8 miles away from Goshen center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 170.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pike County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Goshen topographic map

Birthplace of: Mike Pelton - Football player and coach.

Hospitals and medical centers near Goshen:

  • LUVERNE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LUVERNE, AL)
  • TROY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; TROY, AL)
  • LIGHTHOUSE HOSPICE OF ALABAMA, LLC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; TROY, AL)
  • FMC TROY (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; TROY, AL)
  • PIKE COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; TROY, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goshen:

  • Troy University (about 12 miles; Troy, AL; Full-time enrollment: 16,148)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 34 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 46 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • Alabama State University (about 46 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 5,457)
  • Faulkner University (about 47 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 49 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 3,611)
  • Tuskegee University (about 55 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)

Public high school in Goshen:

Public elementary/middle school in Goshen:

  • GOSHEN ELEM SCH (Students: 564, Location: 23 COUNTY ROAD 2238, Grades: KG-6)
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Notable location: Goshen Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Hillcrest Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Robertson Branch (A), Elam Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pike County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 27.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 23.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.0
U.S.:

20.0

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.230. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.014
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 31.9%
(31.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.1% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.4%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.0%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Banks with branches in Goshen (2011 data):

  • Troy Bank & Trust Company: Goshen Farmers Branch at 301 Greenville Avenue, branch established on 1989/01/03. Info updated 2008/09/24: Bank assets: $852.0 mil, Deposits: $714.4 mil, headquarters in Troy, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Trust No. 3 Under The Will Of Charles Henderson

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Alabama average:

11.8

Goshen travel time to work - commute Goshen mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Goshen town (based on Pike County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,09852
Black Protestant3,67519
Mainline Protestant2,44214
Other3253
Catholic2151
None16,144-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Pike County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Pike County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Pike County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.2%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pike County:

36.7%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Goshen:

48.8%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.6%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Goshen:

24.0%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Goshen:

11.8%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Goshen:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.5%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

52.4%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Goshen:

77.0%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Goshen, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,364
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$500
Water Supply 0$0 3$1,180
Totals for Government 0$0 11$3,044

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, AL  0.62% ($24,645 average AGI)
from Houston County, AL  0.51% ($21,235)
from Coffee County, AL  0.47% ($26,809)


7.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.46%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($640 average AGI)
Pike County:

0.12%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, AL  0.89% ($32,191 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  0.58% ($23,862)
to Houston County, AL  0.47% ($25,915)

Strongest AM radio stations in Goshen:

  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WOPP (1290 AM; 3 kW; OPP, AL; Owner: E. & R BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Goshen:

  • WAOQ (100.3 FM; BRANTLEY, AL; Owner: ALATRON CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAXU (91.1 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WTBF-FM (94.7 FM; BRUNDIDGE, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTSU (89.9 FM; MONTGOMERY-TROY, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WKXN (95.9 FM; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: AUTAUGAVILLE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Goshen:

  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDIQ (Channel 2; DOZIER, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

Goshen fatal accident list:

Nov 25, 1978 07:50 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $2,379,000Total costs
  • 2,510Total average daily traffic
  • 202Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,840Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Scott R Fansler, 244 Cr 1135 (Lat: 31.811889 Lon: -86.146556), Type: 103.6, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 5188576933, Scott.Fansler@nextelpartners.Com, 8 AIRLINE DRIVE, SUITE 105
  • Scott R Fansler, 244 Cr 1135 (Lat: 31.811889 Lon: -86.146556), Type: 103.6, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 5188576933, Scott.Fansler@nextelpartners.Com, 8 AIRLINE DRIVE, SUITE 105
  • Richard J Byrne, 244 Cr 1135 (Lat: 31.811889 Lon: -86.146556), Type: 103.6, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 244 Cr 1135 (Lat: 31.811889 Lon: -86.146556), Type: 103.6, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 9194695559, Ewisz@towerco.Com, 100 TOWERVIEW COURT

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 500 Of Cr 32 1 1/2 Mi W (Lat: 31.722389 Lon: -86.144389), Call Sign: KTL414, Licensee ID: L00003874
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHz, 151.985 MHzGrant Date: 04/22/1997, Expiration Date: 05/20/2002, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2001Registrant: Goshen Telephone Company Inc, 301 S Westfield Rd, Madison, WI 53705-0158, Phone: (608) 845-4040

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • JOQUIN CHURCH, 7100 Troy Hwy (Lat: 31.767833 Lon: -86.174028), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQRQ426
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 07/08/2013, Expiration Date: 07/08/2023, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Intersection Of Three Knotch Road And Mt. Zion Cementary Roa (Lat: 31.755694 Lon: -86.023278), Call Sign: KDS431, Licensee ID: L00003874
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHzExpiration Date: 07/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/02/1998Registrant: Goshen Telephone Company, Inc., Goshen, AL 36035

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB4UEY, Licensee ID: L00241125, Grant Date: 12/29/2006, Expiration Date: 12/29/2016, Registrant: Kenneth P Lyons, 1420 North Franklin Rd, Goshen, AL 36035
  • Call Sign: KE4AII, Grant Date: 04/20/1993, Expiration Date: 04/20/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2005, Registrant: Mitchell L Linton, Route One Box 188, Goshen, AL 36035
  • Call Sign: KK4GG, Licensee ID: L01103945, Grant Date: 09/28/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016, Certifier: John W Green, Registrant: John W Green, 6875 County Road 2290, Goshen, AL 36035

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2424R , Serial Number: 18255524, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 04/28/1964
    Registrant (Individual): William O Jr Sanders, 1007 Glennwood Rd, Goshen, AL 36035

Drinking water stations with addresses in Goshen that have no violations reported:

  • GOSHEN WATER WORKS (Population served: 516, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Most common first names in Goshen, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2975.5 years
James2174.8 years
Mary2078.7 years
William2078.6 years
Willie1569.9 years
Joe871.6 years
Charlie776.9 years
Jessie783.9 years
Robert767.3 years
Ralph781.0 years
Most common last names in Goshen, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sanders2377.4 years
Mcleod2079.7 years
Folmar1976.1 years
Johnson1977.3 years
Smith1682.9 years
Golden1683.3 years
West1470.2 years
Thomas1081.3 years
Richburg1081.2 years
King1081.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Goshen compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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