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Goshen township, AR map Land area: 30.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 1,656 (all rural)
Males: 832  (50.2%)
Females: 824  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,656 (1,377 owner occupied, 279 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

31%


Races in Goshen township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.9%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.4%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.7%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 37.7
Median age of females: 38.2

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Average household size: 2.78

Goshen township:

2.8 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,177 ($38,667 in 1999)
This township:

$45,177
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $507 (lower quartile is $421, upper quartile is $656)
Here:

$507
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $185,303 (it was $102,200 in 2000)
Goshen township:

$185,303
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $114,902 - $258,026

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $261,671
Here:

$261,671
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $35,222
Here:

$35,222
State:

$150,839

Mobile homes: $67,301
Here:

$67,301
State:

$38,244
Population density: 54 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

7.5%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.6%

Cities in this township include: Goshen.


Click to draw/clear Goshen township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Mountain Home School (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Goshen township: Richland View Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Culwell Cemetery (1), Mayfield Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tuttle Branch (A), Dry Creek (B), Cave Creek (C), Sinking Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 22 (36% naturalized citizens)

Goshen township:  1.3%
State:  2.8%

53% of Goshen township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 32% lived in Arkansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 956
  • Northeast: 37
  • Midwest: 207
  • South: 289
  • West: 173

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,000

Goshen township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 568
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 4
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • 5 to 9: 6
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • Mobile homes: 84
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $31,300


Housing units in Goshen township with a mortgage: 195 (24 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 44

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 38
  • 1995 to 1998: 101
  • 1990 to 1994: 85
  • 1980 to 1989: 106
  • 1970 to 1979: 107
  • 1960 to 1969: 92
  • 1950 to 1959: 59
  • 1940 to 1949: 22
  • 1939 or earlier: 69

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Goshen township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 45
  • 5 rooms: 121
  • 6 rooms: 156
  • 7 rooms: 79
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9 or more rooms: 28

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Goshen township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 34
  • 5 rooms: 24
  • 6 rooms: 24
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Goshen township:

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 96
  • 3 bedrooms: 261
  • 4 bedrooms: 89
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Goshen township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 60
  • 3 bedrooms: 44
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Goshen township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 96
  • 2 vehicles: 207
  • 3 vehicles: 133
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Goshen township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 68
  • 2 vehicles: 31
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 1

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Goshen township:

  • United States or American (29.8%)
  • German (15.5%)
  • English (14.7%)
  • Irish (9.4%)
  • Dutch (2.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.0%)
  • Scottish (2.0%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (73%)
  • Vietnam (14%)
  • Philippines (9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 678 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 130 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Railroad: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 15 (2%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 29 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Utility gas (8%)

96.9% of residents of Goshen township speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,692
  • In family households: 1,508 (395 male householders, 69 female householders)
    413 spouses, 547 children (461 natural, 20 adopted, 66 stepchildren), 22 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 23 other relatives, 33 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 184 (75 male householders (50 living alone)), 73 female householders (62 living alone)), 36 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 196 2-persons, 82 3-persons, 110 4-persons, 47 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 112 1-person, 33 2-persons, 3 3-persons,

378 married couples with children.
48 single-parent households (24 men, 24 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

6.8%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

17.4%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Arkansas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Goshen township:

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