Goshen, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 360 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.3%
 
Males: 167  (46.4%)
Females: 193  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24439.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,068 (it was $23,958 in 2000)
Goshen:

$28,068
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,988 (it was $14,400 in 2000)

Goshen town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,997 (it was $51,800 in 2000)
Goshen:

$81,997
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $97,504; Detached houses: $128,547; Mobile homes: $40,702

Median gross rent in 2012: $517.

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Goshen races chart
  • White alone - 350 (97.0%)
  • Black alone - 5 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Goshen: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (25.5%), German (21.5%), English (14.2%), Irish (8.0%), Scottish (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 1883/84

Elevation: 1420 feet

Land area: 1.74 square miles.

Population density: 207 people per square mile   (very low).

Goshen,VA real estate house value index trend

Goshen, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Goshen:

  • High school or higher: 66.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Goshen town:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 8.4%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Goshen, Virginia as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Goshen to the number of sex offenders is 90 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $681 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $507 (1.7%)

Goshen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (44.3 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (133.2 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (272.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Craigsville, VA (3.0 miles ), Augusta Springs, VA (3.5 miles ), East Lexington, VA (3.8 miles ), Lexington, VA (3.8 miles ), Middlebrook, VA (4.0 miles ), Warm Springs, VA (4.1 miles) , Hot Springs, VA (4.3 miles ), Greenville, VA (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 37.99 N, Longitude: 79.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 540

Goshen household income distribution Goshen home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+10.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (17%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in Goshen, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Goshen-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1990, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Goshen town center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/30/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 48.1 miles away from the town center killed 11 people and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Goshen-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 242.4 miles away from Goshen center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 246.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 265.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 143.5 miles away from Goshen center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 147.4 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 Rockbridge County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Goshen topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Goshen:

  • LEXINGTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • ROCKBRIDGE AREA HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • CARILION STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • STONEWALL JACKSON HOSP HM HLTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • HERITAGE HALL LEXINGTON (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; EAST LEXINGTON, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goshen:

  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 37 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,891)
  • Lynchburg College (about 45 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • James Madison University (about 46 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 47 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Liberty University (about 48 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 55 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 56 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)

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Creek: Mill Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rockbridge County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Goshen and their reported violations in the past:

GOSHEN, TOWN OF (Population served: 375, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.9%
(26.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.3%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.9%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Goshen compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.82%
Here: 41.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents37.0%18.3%13.5%13.5%17.7%
Congregations29.3%15.5%8.6%24.1%22.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Rockbridge County:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Rockbridge County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Rockbridge County:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockbridge County:

27.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
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 3$4,443
Totals for Government 0$0 3$4,443

Goshen government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($83.33)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($61.11)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($30.56)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($2.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($52.78)

Goshen government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($91.67)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $18,000 ($50.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $16,000 ($44.44)
    Individual Income: $5,000 ($13.89)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($11.11)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($2.78)

5.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,415 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Virginia average:

9.34%

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 Buena Vista city, VA  0.86% ($25,014 average AGI)
from Augusta County, VA  0.62% ($26,039)
from Lexington city, VA  0.45% ($37,216)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Virginia average:

9.20%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buena Vista city, VA  0.94% ($31,260 average AGI)
to Augusta County, VA  0.52% ($33,535)
to Lexington city, VA  0.41% ($27,118)

Strongest AM radio stations in Goshen:

  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WKDW (900 AM; 3 kW; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVMR (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FROST, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNLR (1150 AM; 3 kW; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: NEW LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WREL (1450 AM; 1 kW; LEXINGTON, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Goshen:

  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WREL-FM (96.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPVA (90.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOP (106.3 FM; CHURCHVILLE, VA; Owner: SHENANDOAH VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 534 The Knob Road (Lat: 37.994194 Lon: -79.464722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN919
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 37.978000 Lon: -79.497500, Call Sign: WQDC913
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 456.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/26/2005, Expiration Date: 07/26/2015, Certifier: Brad Spencer
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GOSHEN, 534 Knob Road (Lat: 37.994194 Lon: -79.464722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQQU333
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/2013, Expiration Date: 03/04/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KJ4KWE, Licensee ID: L01479794
    Grant Date: 04/01/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Robert E Walker Jr
    Registrant: Robert E Walker Jr, 1888 Big River Road, Goshen, VA 24439

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Goshen

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Goshen, VA
Most common first names in Goshen, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1475.0 years
Robert1274.2 years
John1271.3 years
Mary976.9 years
George977.0 years
James866.0 years
Charles872.4 years
Thomas669.7 years
Florence481.2 years
Earl474.7 years
Most common last names in Goshen, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Campbell1771.1 years
Ingram1673.1 years
Burke1173.5 years
Miller861.2 years
Hinkle874.3 years
Tolley877.9 years
Dill674.6 years
Wilhelm672.5 years
Thompson670.7 years
Hall668.7 years
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