Goshen, California

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Goshen
census-designated place
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Location in Tulare County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°20′51″N 119°25′12″W / 36.34750°N 119.42000°W / 36.34750; -119.42000Coordinates: 36°20′51″N 119°25′12″W / 36.34750°N 119.42000°W / 36.34750; -119.42000
Country Click to View Image United States
State Click to View Image California
County Tulare
Area[1]
 • Total 1.772 sq mi (4.589 km2)
 • Land 1.772 sq mi (4.589 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 285 ft (87 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,006
 • Density 1,700/sq mi (660/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93227
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-30476
GNIS feature ID 1660689

Goshen is a census-designated place (CDP) near Visalia, in Tulare County, California, United States. The population was 3,006 at the 2010 census, up from 2,394 at the 2000 census. Until the twentieth century, Goshen was an island in a marsh at the edge of Tulare Lake, formerly the largest freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes until drained.

History

Head of Cross Creek Station

In 1858, the Butterfield Overland Mail passed through the area stopping at Head of Cross Creek Station, 4 miles northwest of Goshen, at the head of the place where Cross Creek divided into two branches for a time, making it easier to cross them separately. It was 12 miles west of the next stop at Visalia, and 15 miles southeast of the next stop in the other direction, Whitmore's Ferry.

In the early 1890s, Chris Evans and John Sontag robbed a Southern Pacific Railroad train at Goshen.[2]

Geography

Goshen is located at 36°20′51″N 119°25′12″W / 36.34750°N 119.42000°W / 36.34750; -119.42000 (36.347447, -119.420015).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

2010

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Goshen had a population of 3,006. The population density was 1,696.4 people per square mile (655.0/km²). The racial makeup of Goshen was 1,186 (39.5%) White, 76 (2.5%) African American, 90 (3.0%) Native American, 11 (0.4%) Asian, 1 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1,496 (49.8%) from other races, and 146 (4.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2,482 persons (82.6%).

The Census reported that 3,006 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 773 households, out of which 441 (57.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 384 (49.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 156 (20.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 93 (12.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 82 (10.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 8 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 101 households (13.1%) were made up of individuals and 33 (4.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.89. There were 633 families (81.9% of all households); the average family size was 4.19.

The population was spread out with 1,074 people (35.7%) under the age of 18, 328 people (10.9%) aged 18 to 24, 843 people (28.0%) aged 25 to 44, 557 people (18.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 204 people (6.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.1 years. For every 100 females there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

There were 840 housing units at an average density of 474.0 per square mile (183.0/km²), of which 404 (52.3%) were owner-occupied, and 369 (47.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.0%. 1,526 people (50.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,480 people (49.2%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,394 people, 593 households, and 507 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,340.4 people per square mile (516.4/km²). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 373.4 per square mile (143.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 62.99% White, 2.80% African American, 2.05% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 26.90% from other races, and 3.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 73.14% of the population.

There were 593 households out of which 47.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.98 and the average family size was 4.21.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 37.4% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $28,301, and the median income for a family was $27,962. Males had a median income of $25,781 versus $16,905 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,837. About 26.7% of families and 28.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under age 18 and 25.5% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

In the California Legislature, Goshen is located in the 16th Senate District, represented by Democrat Michael Rubio, and in the 30th Assembly District, represented by Republican David Valadao.

In the United States House of Representatives, Goshen is in California's 22nd congressional district, represented by Republican Devin Nunes[6]

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