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Goshen, Alabama

Goshen is a town located in Pike County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 300.


\nGoshen is located at 31°43'11" North, 86°7'33" West (31.719715, -86.125861)
1. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.5 km² (2.5 mi²). 6.5 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.40% is water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 300 people, 138 households, and 85 families residing in the town. The population density is 46.1/km² (119.4/mi²). There are 146 housing units at an average density of 22.5/km² (58.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 67.67% White, 29.33% Black or African American, 3.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 138 households out of which 23.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% are married couples living together, 8.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% are non-families. 37.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.86. In the town the population is spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.5 males. The median income for a household in the town is $24,219, and the median income for a family is $28,393. Males have a median income of $22,969 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,664. 23.7% of the population and 17.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 39.0% are under the age of 18 and 15.9% are 65 or older.