Goldsboro, NC
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Goldsboro is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 35,826 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Goldsboro is the 23rd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Goldsboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Goldsboro is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goldsboro who work in office and administrative support (12.99%), sales jobs (9.77%), and teaching (8.23%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Goldsboro, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.21 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Goldsboro citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.67% of adults 25 and older in Goldsboro have a college degree.

The per capita income in Goldsboro in 2010 was $19,060, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,240 for a family of four. However, Goldsboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Goldsboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Goldsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Goldsboro residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Goldsboro include Irish, German, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Goldsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.