West Goshen, Pennsylvania

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West Goshen, Pennsylvania
West Goshen, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
West Goshen, Pennsylvania
West Goshen, Pennsylvania
Location of West Goshen in Pennsylvania
West Goshen, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
West Goshen, Pennsylvania
West Goshen, Pennsylvania
West Goshen, Pennsylvania (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°58′03″N 75°34′29″W / 39.96750°N 75.57472°W / 39.96750; -75.57472Coordinates: 39°58′03″N 75°34′29″W / 39.96750°N 75.57472°W / 39.96750; -75.57472
CountryUnited States
TownshipWest Goshen
 • Total3.2 sq mi (8 km2)
 • Land3.2 sq mi (8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
436 ft (133 m)
 • Total8,472
 • Density2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code610

West Goshen was a census-designated place (CDP) in West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,472 at the 2000 census. The CDP was not delineated for the 2010 census.


West Goshen Township is located at 39°58′3″N 75°34′29″W / 39.96750°N 75.57472°W / 39.96750; -75.57472 (39.967408, -75.574679).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all of it land.


At the 2000 census there were 8,472 people, 3,310 households, and 2,191 families living 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%.[2]

There were 3,310 households, 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 households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.09.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $59,505 and the median family income 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.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.