Goshen, NH

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 and 1 pm - 5 pm, Tuesday, 8 am - 11:30 am, and the last Saturday of each month, 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 District 2
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 388 over 50 years, from 356 in 1950 to 744 in 2000. 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 2008 Census estimate for Goshen was 818 residents, which ranked 196th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 36.5 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, 2009 $896,126
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 1970/07
Master Plan 2002
Capital Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning
Appointed:
Zoning; Conservation; Library; Building; Safety

Public Library Olive G. Pettis

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full & 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 PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
none
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
No
Residential
No

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $21.30
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $21.22

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 441
2008 Single-Family Units 385
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Multi-Family Units 18
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
-1
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 38
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 818 42,591
2000 744 40,560
1990 718 38,652
1980 549 36,063
1970 395 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
366
Female
375

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
29
Age 5 to 19
174
Age 20 to 34
100
Age 35 to 54
249
Age 55 to 64
88
Age 65 and over
101
Median Age
40.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
76.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher
14.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $20,561
Median 4-person family income $45,208
Median household income $42,625

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$33,333
Female
$22,727

Families below the poverty level 6.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
451 447
Employed
446 433
Unemployed
5 14
Unemployment Rate
1.1% 3.1%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
n 7
Average Weekly Wage
n $489
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
n 17
Average Weekly Wage
n $375
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
26 25
Average Weekly Wage
$320 $409
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
61 18
Average Weekly Wage
$332 $407
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
87 42
Average Weekly Wage
$328 $408
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-8 are part of Goshen-Lempster Cooperative (Goshen, Lempster); grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Newport, Sunapee, Kearsarge, Keene, Fall Mountain, or Claremont District:SAU 71
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley Technical Center, Newport or Claremont Region:10
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:0 Total Capacity:0
Nearest Community/Technical College:River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; New England; Magdalen

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
The Lumber Barn Building supplies 6 1980
Back Side Inn Bed & breakfast, dinners 5 1986

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
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
54 miles
Portland, ME
139 miles
Boston, MA
105 miles
New York City, NY
251 miles
Montreal, Quebec
216 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
85.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.0%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.0%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
3.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
13%
Commuting to another NH community
83%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
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, 2009. Community Response Received 09/16/09

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