Goshen, Utah

General Information
Goshen is a tiny farming community of about one square mile located in the extreme southwest area of Utah County.

With a median age of 26.2 and an average household size of 2.88, Goshen has some of the oldest and smallest households in the county. After many decades of stagnant growth, Goshen’s population grew over 50% from 1998 to 2000.

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Origin of Goshen’s Name
The settlement was known as Sandtown and Mechanicsville and changed names several times before its first bishop, Phineas W. Cooke, named it for Goshen, Connecticut, his birthplace.

Date of Incorporation: 1910

Did You Know?
Goshen is located in Goshen Valley, an area that extends 10 miles south of Goshen and to Utah Lake on the north. Fremont Indian rock art, pottery shards, and pictographs can still be found in the areas of Goshen Valley that have been protected from the elements and heavy human traffic.

Recreation   Crime (1990)  
Baseball Diamonds 5 Aggravated Assault 7
Bowling Alleys 0 Arson N/A
Covered Picnic Facilities 0 Auto Theft N/A
Golf Courses 0 Burglary 5
Indoor Facilities 0 Larceny N/A
Parks 0 Murder 0
Rodeo Grounds 0 Rape N/A
Soccer/Football Fields 2 Robbery 0
Swimming Pools 0    
Tennis Courts 0    
Median Age: 26.2   Household Size: 2.88  

Largest Employer: N/A

Population: 893

State Rank by Population: 140

Political Profile
Out of the 492 registered voters, 400 cast ballots in the November 2000 election.

Statistics & Facts

The population of Goshen is approximately 893 (2002).
The approximate number of families is 222 (1990).
The amount of land area in Goshen is 1.764 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
Goshen is positioned 39.95 degrees north of the equator and 111.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Climate & Weather

The climate for Goshen is Moderate. There are approximately 10 to 20 inches of snow each year with much more in the mountain areas.
Goshen average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Goshen average temperature is (January) 21 (July) 83 degrees F.

Goshen Elementary and Middle School

P O Box B
Goshen, UT
Phone Number: (801) 667-3361

Statistics for Goshen Elementary and Middle School:

School District: Nebo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 07
Locale: “Rural, inside MSA”
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: Yes
Title 1 School Wide: No
Number of Students: 359
Number of Teachers: 16.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 21.80
Male: 182
Female: 177
Native American: 0
Asian: 0
Black: 1
Hispanic: 45
White: 313
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 112
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 44
Migrant Students: 42

Sources: Goshen Town Corporation, Utah County Sheriff’s Dept., Utah County Elections, U.S. Census Bureau, Daily Herald.