West Goshen, Pennsylvania

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West Goshen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,472 at the 2000 census.

The city has made in onto the Money magazine's "Best Places to Live" index, and was ranked number 11 on the 2009 list.[1]

Geography

West Goshen is located at 39°58′3″N 75°34′29″W / 39.9675°N 75.57472°W / 39.9675; -75.57472 (39.967408, -75.574679).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,472 people, 3,310 households, and 2,191 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,663.7 people per square mile (1,028.6/km²). There were 3,376 housing units at an average density of 1,061.5/sq mi (409.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.75% White, 4.96% African American, 0.09% Native American, 5.61% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.76% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.28% of the population.

There were 3,310 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $59,505, and the median income for a family was $71,573. Males had a median income of $44,773 versus $33,979 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,912. About 1.5% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

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