Goldston is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 244 people and just one neighborhood, Goldston is the 550th largest community in North Carolina.
Goldston is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Goldston is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goldston who work in maintenance occupations (34.17%), healthcare suport services (22.66%), and office and administrative support (8.27%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Goldston is worth considering.
One downside of living in Goldston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.00 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Goldston doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Goldston, just 10.40% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Goldston in 2018 was $23,325, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,300 for a family of four. However, Goldston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Goldston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Goldston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Goldston include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Goldston is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 44 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 90.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Goldston is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NC, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 85.6% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina. If you are considering retiring to North Carolina, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 1.6% have Romanian ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Goldston are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 69.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 31.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 31.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (24.6%), and 16.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (2.5%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Goldston, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (16.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (7.4%), and residents who report Welsh roots (5.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (4.7%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (3.7%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (81.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.