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Goldsboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The City of Goldsboro had a population of 36,370 as of July 1, 2016. Goldsboro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Goldsboro is located at latitude 35.3782 and longitude -77.9719 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Goldsboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The City of Goldsboro (GNIS ID: 2403709) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Goldsboro is located within Township of Goldsboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Goldsboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Goldsboro: Goldsborough.

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Goldsboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 36,370
Population in Households 34,581
Population in Familes 26,702
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,789
Population Density1 1,282
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 15,088
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 8,879
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,769 (33.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,319 (54.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,112 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $115,610
Average Home Value $154,701


Median Household Income $33,376
Average Household Income $47,631
Per Capita Income $20,892
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.51%
Households 0.48% 0.55%
Families 0.32% 0.43%
Median Household Income   -0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Goldsboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goldsboro to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 26 97th
Population Density1 # 132 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 172 77th
Median Household Income # 559 24th
Per Capita Income # 414 44th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.