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A+ Goshen Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Goshen Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Indiana
919% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Goshen cost of living
B- Goshen Crime Total crime is 22% higher than Indiana
Total crime
3,44625% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3025% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Goshen crime
D- Goshen Employment Household income is 13% lower than Indiana
Median household income
$43,82021% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,40832% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% higher than the US average
Goshen employment
C- Goshen Housing Home value is 12% lower than Indiana
Median home value
$111,50040% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$72024% lower than the US average
Home ownership
55%13% lower than the US average
Goshen real estate or Goshen rentals
B- Goshen Schools HS graduation rate is 14% lower than Indiana
High school grad. rates
71%15% lower than the US average
School test scores
64%31% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
Goshen K-12 schools or Goshen colleges

Living in Goshen, IN

Goshen is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. The city has a population of 33,385 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (88% White). Given that fact, Goshen could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Goshen are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 28% of the population also speak Spanish.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Goshen, Indiana. To help you find the best places to live in and around Goshen, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and more.

Using data and statistics Goshen has received a livability score of 74/100. This score is ranked in the 78th percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Goshen ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-) and education (B-). On a less positive note, Goshen does not have favorable scores for the following: weather (D) and employment (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Goshen on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Goshen gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 78 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Goshen is real estate affordability. The median home price for Goshen homes is $111,500, which is 11.9% lower than the Indiana average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Goshen, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 0% lower than the Indiana average. Real estate appreciation rates in Goshen are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Goshen homes comes in at 13.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 4.6%.

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Compare Goshen, IN Livability To Other Cities

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Goshen: A Place to Grow

I love living in Goshen, Indiana because of the environment it creates for me while I am learning. While it is a city, Goshen never feels daunting or overwhelming. Like a lot of other college cities, there are always a lot of other students around and plenty of things to do, even when the weather gets cold. It is easy to find new things to do and to enjoy in the community.

The food in Goshen is awesome! Personally, I like eating at Los Primos Restaurant. They have great Mexican cuisine and a warm atmosphere. The nightlife is quite good and Goshen even has it's own microbrewery. The food and drink scene feels very youthful and perhaps even a bit hipster. There are a lot of great places to hang out with friends or even meet some new ones.

Goshen is a great place to learn with the Goshen College campus right in the middle of town. There are many other smaller colleges and seminaries around that also add to the general learning environment.
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Source: The Goshen, IN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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