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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 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 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate 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 457 over 56 years, from 351 in 1960 to 808 in 2016. 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 2016 Census estimate for Goshen was 808 residents, which ranked 196th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 36.0 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Sullivan. Goshen contains 22.4 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $1,030,689
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $1,387,583
Zoning Ordinance 1970/09
Master Plan 2014
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
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

Emergency Services
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

Utilities
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.40
2016 Equalization Ratio 97.5
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.82
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.4%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 404
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 330
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 15
Five or More Units in Structure 9
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 50
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 808 43,004
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) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   341 Female:   366
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 56
Age 5 to 19 97
Age 20 to 34 105
Age 35 to 54 188
Age 55 to 64 138
Age 65 and over 123
Median Age 49.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.9%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $25,952
Median family income $55,536
Median household income $51,029
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $42,143
Female $40,625
Individuals below the poverty level 9.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 439 470
Employed 428 458
Unemployed 11 12
Unemployment Rate 2.5% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $4 n
Average Weekly Wage $524 n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $13 n
Average Weekly Wage $210 n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $17 n
Average Weekly Wage $284 n
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $17 $12
Average Weekly Wage $380 $419
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $34 n
Average Weekly Wage $331 n

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-8 are tuitioned to Newport; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Claremont, Newport, or Sunapee SAU 71
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley RTC (Claremont; Newport) Region: 10
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2017 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

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
The Lumber Barn Building supplies 6 1980
Back Side Inn Bed & breakfast, dinners 5 1986
Goshen Country Store Convenience store 5 1970

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(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, NewportRunway3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 29 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 56 miles
Portland, ME 149 miles
Boston, MA 107 miles
New York City, NY 252 miles
Montreal, Quebec 216 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.6%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 9.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.9 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 10.9%
Commuting to another NH community 84.0%
Commuting out-of-state 5.1%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
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
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,April 2018. Community Response Received 05/18/16

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