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The City of Goldsboro had a population of 36,128 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Goldsboro: Goldsborough.

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Goldsboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,128
Daytime Population: Workers 36,473
Daytime Population: Residents 21,420
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57,893
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.60
Population in Households 34,349
Population in Familes 26,436
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,779
Population Density2 1,274
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $35,220
Average Household Income $50,112
Per Capita Income $21,875


Total Housing Units 17,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,618 (32.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,334 (54.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,120 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $119,643
Average Home Value $159,026


Total Households 14,953
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 8,760
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.33%
Households 0.29% 0.35%
Families 0.09% 0.2%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 2017 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 Density # 133 82nd
Diversity Index # 172 77th
Median Household Income # 547 26th
Per Capita Income # 406 45th

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