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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 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 457 over 58 years, from 351 in 1960 to 808 in 2018. 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 2018 Census estimate for Goshen was 808 residents, which ranked 196th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2018 (US Census Bureau): 36.0 persons per square mile of land area. 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, 2018 $1,021,330
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $1,548,774
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

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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2018 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.51
2018 Equalization Ratio 99.2
2018 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.23
2018 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.6%

(ACS 2014-2018) Housing
Total Housing Units 438
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 375
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 13
Five or More Units in Structure 11
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 39
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2018 808 43,144
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) 2014-2018
Population by Gender
Male:   399 Female:   373
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 54
Age 5 to 19 137
Age 20 to 34 116
Age 35 to 54 195
Age 55 to 64 100
Age 65 and over 170
Median Age 46.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 20.7%

(ACS 2014-2018) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $28,855
Median family income $69,583
Median household income $65,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $52,917
Female $46,250
Individuals below the poverty level 9.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2008 2018
Civilian Labor Force 444 462
Employed 429 453
Unemployed 15 9
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 1.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2008 2018
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $7 n
Average Weekly Wage $489 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $17 n
Average Weekly Wage $375 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $25 $27
Average Weekly Wage $409 $518
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $18 $13
Average Weekly Wage $407 $410
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $42 $40
Average Weekly Wage $408 $483

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
2020 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 2014-2018) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.6%
Other Means 13.2%
Worked at home 13.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2014-2018)
Working in community of residence 17.1%
Commuting to another NH community 81.2%
Commuting out-of-state 1.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
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
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, 2020. Community Response Received 6/4/18

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