Goshen, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Goshen, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Goshen had a population of 382 as of July 1, 2020. Goshen ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Goshen is located at latitude 37.9871 and longitude -79.4978 in Rockbridge County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Goshen encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Rockbridge County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,404 feet.

The Town of Goshen (GNIS ID: 2390213) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Goshen: Goshen Bridge.


Goshen, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 382 (100%)
Population in Households 382 (100.0%)
Population in Families 306 (80.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 221
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $36,785
Average Household Income $69,167
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $29,780
Wealth Index5 92


Total HU (Housing Units) 209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $165,179
Average Home Value $226,667
Housing Affordability Index3 146


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.55% 0.52%
Households 0.54% 0.47%
Families 1.13% 0.36%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   0.75%
Owner Occupied HU   0.58%


Goshen, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goshen to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 481 19th
Population Density # 476 20th
Median Household Income # 525 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 191 32nd
Per Capita Income # 258 57th
Diversity Index # 540 9th

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