Goldsboro is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 35,197 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Goldsboro who work in office and administrative support (12.74%), sales jobs (10.61%), and teaching (8.45%).
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 19.14 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 citizens of Goldsboro are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.38% of adults in Goldsboro having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Goldsboro in 2010 was $20,341, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,364 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Goldsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.