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Goshen, NH

goshen New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Goshen
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 68
Goshen, NH 03752
Telephone (603) 863-5080
Fax (603) 863-6139
E-mail selectmen@goshennh.org
Web Site www.goshennh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 5 pm, Tuesday, 8 am - 12 noon, last Saturday, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Claremont-Newport, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 7, 11

Incorporated: 1791
Origin: This area was first settled in 1768 when it was part of Saville. The town was incorporated as Wendell in 1781, and is now called Sunapee. In 1791 the southern portion of Wendell was combined with territory taken from Fishersfield (Newbury), Lempster, Unity, and Newport to form a new town. It was probably named Goshen because many residents had relatives in Goshen, Connecticut, and had served in a Revolutionary regiment with soldiers from that same town.
Villages and Place Names: Goshen Four Corners, Mill Village
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 383 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Goshen totaled 377 over 53 years, from 351 in 1960 to 728 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 31 percent increase over the next decade. The 2013 Census estimate for Goshen was 728 residents, which ranked 205th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 32.4 persons per square mile of land area. Goshen contains 22.4 square miles of land area and 0.09 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $793,842
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance 1970/09
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Town Clerk; Tax Collector; Checklist; Moderator; Treasurer; Cemetery; Library; Trust Funds; Budget; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Library; Building; Safety; Health & Welfare
Public Library Olive G. Pettis

Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont 16 miles 25
New London Hospital, New London 18 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.51
2013 Equalization Ratio 111.1
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.12
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 361
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 311
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 14
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 34
Total Population Community County
2013 728 43,183
2010 810 43,742
2000 744 40,560
1990 718 38,652
1980 549 36,063
1970 395 30,949
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    334 Female:    394
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 30
Age 5 to 19 69
Age 20 to 34 124
Age 35 to 54 213
Age 55 to 64 145
Age 65 and over 147
Median Age 49.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 82.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.4%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $28,060
Median family income $60,313
Median household income $51,563
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $39,063
Female $34,338
Individuals below the poverty level 11.0%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 421 428
Employed 406 408
Unemployed 15 20
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 4.7%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 13 n
Average Weekly Wage $530 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 27 n
Average Weekly Wage $236 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 40 21
Average Weekly Wage $335 $467
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 16 12
Average Weekly Wage $405 $360
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 56 32
Average Weekly Wage $355 $429

Schools students attend: Grades K-8 are part of Goshen-Lempster Cooperative (Goshen, Lempster); grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Claremont, Newport, or Sunapee SAU 71
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley RTC, Claremont or Newport Region: 10
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; New England; Northeast Catholic College

The Lumber Barn Building supplies 6 1980
Back Side Inn Bed & breakfast, dinners 5 1986
Goshen Country Store Convenience store 5 1970

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10, 31
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 12A or 13
Distance 14 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, Newport
Runway 3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 29 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 56 miles
Portland, ME 148 miles
Boston, MA 106 miles
New York City, NY 252 miles
Montreal, Quebec 217 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 48.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 48.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 3.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 3.4%
Commuting to another NH community 89.7%
Commuting out-of-state 6.9%
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/22/14

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