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Goshen, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Goshen had a population of 34,742 as of July 1, 2020. Goshen ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Goshen is located at latitude 41.5823 and longitude -85.8344 in Elkhart County. The formal boundaries for the City of Goshen encompass a land area of 16.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Elkhart County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 801 feet.

The City of Goshen (GNIS ID: 2394935) 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.

The City of Goshen is located within Township of Elkhart, a minor civil division (MCD) of Elkhart County.


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


Total Population 34,742 (100%)
Population in Households 33,298 (95.8%)
Population in Families 26,832 (77.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,444 ( 4.2%)
Population Density 1,976
Diversity Index2 68


Median Household Income $53,041
Average Household Income $66,021
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $23,715
Wealth Index5 60


Total HU (Housing Units) 13,775 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,332 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,161 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,282 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $130,028
Average Home Value $147,490
Housing Affordability Index3 230


Total Households 12,493
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 8,348
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 0.62% 0.53%
Households 0.69% 0.53%
Families 0.66% 0.41%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
Owner Occupied HU   0.48%


Goshen, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goshen to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 29 96th
Population Density # 121 82nd
Median Household Income # 363 47th
Housing Affordability Index # 208 31st
Per Capita Income # 464 32nd
Diversity Index # 11 99th

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