Fun Facts about Goshen County

  • Goshen County is approximately 31 miles wide and 72 miles long.
  • Goshen County has approximately 1,428,480 total acres.
  • 13% of these total acres are State Leased Lands, 8% of these total acres are being irrigated.  12% is dry crop land and 70% of the land is grazing land. The remaining 10% is being used for residential/commercial or industrial purposes.
  • Goshen County has approximately 665 active farms and we are ranked number 1 in the State for agricultural importance to our economy.
  • Goshen County is ranked number 1 for corn and cattle production.
  • Goshen County is ranked number 2 for winter wheat, all hay, and dry beans production, and 7th in the State for sugar beets.
  • The total county population according the last census is 12,538.
  • Property taxes will generate approximately $14,076,676 for all the various entities in Goshen County for 2016.  It breaks down as follows: County Government will receive about 17% of these dollars overall, education will receive about 72% of these dollars overall.  The remaining 11% goes to special districts such as municipalities, fire, soil conservation, cemetery districts, weed and pest and municipalities depending upon where you live.
  • An acre of irrigated land will cost you about $13.49 in tax dollars each year.
  • An acre of dry crop land will cost about $2.32 in tax dollars each year.
  • An acre of grazing land will cost about $.73 in tax dollars per year.
  • An average residential property valued at $150,000 will cost you approximately $1,033 in property tax per year.
  • An average mill levy for Goshen County for 2016 is .072514.
  • The largest privately owned land owner is Bartlett Ranch/Indian Meadows Ranch owning 37,357 acres.
  • Approximately 19% of the land owned in Goshen County is owned by out of state owners.
  • Goshen County has 35 different entities that are able to request levy, including schools, county, fire, cemetary, water & sewer districts, weed and pest