Goldsboro, NC

Goldsboro profile

Living in Goldsboro

Goldsboro is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 33,657 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Goldsboro is the 30th 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Goldsboro who work in food service (11.01%), sales jobs (10.42%), and office and administrative support (9.04%).

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.

One of the benefits of Goldsboro is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.82 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Goldsboro who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.49% of the adults in Goldsboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Goldsboro in 2018 was $23,701, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,804 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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