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, Goldsboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Goldsboro are a mix 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 many members of the armed forces living in Goldsboro. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

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.

In terms of college education, Goldsboro is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.67% of adults 25 and older in Goldsboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.