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Goshen, Indiana

Goshen, Indiana is a town of 29,383 people (As of the 2000 census). It is located about 100 miles east of Chicago and 30 miles east of South Bend, Indiana in north-central Indiana. It is the county seat of Elkhart county. The town's preferred nickname is the Maple City.

In 2001, the Mayor is Allan Kaufman.

It is primarily known as a center of manufacturing for recreational vehicles and accessories.

On December 6, 2001, Goshen was in the national news due to a shooting at Nu-Wood Decorative Millwork. While initial reports said that 35 people had been shot, the actual facts were that the gunman, Robert Wissman killed one co-worker (plant general manager Greg Oswald) , wounded 6 others, and took his own life.

Geography Goshen is located at 41°34'55" North, 85°50'12" West (41.582066, -85.836686)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.7 km² (13.4 mi²). 34.2 km² (13.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.57% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 29,383 people, 10,675 households, and 7,088 families residing in the city. The population density is 860.1/km² (2,227.7/mi²). There are 11,264 housing units at an average density of 329.7/km² (854.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 83.15% White, 1.53% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 12.00% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. 19.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,675 households out of which 32.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% are married couples living together, 10.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% are non-families. 27.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $39,383, and the median income for a family is $46,877. Males have a median income of $32,159 versus $23,290 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,899. 9.3% of the population and 6.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.8% are under the age of 18 and 5.3% are 65 or older.



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