Goldsboro, NC

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2022 Population
33,566
1.06% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.7
0.824% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.9%
13.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$44,196
11.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$162,300
19.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,497
3.31% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Goldsboro, NC had a population of 33.6k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $44,196. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Goldsboro, NC grew from 33,214 to 33,566, a 1.06% increase and its median household income grew from $39,562 to $44,196, a 11.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Goldsboro, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (54.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (34.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4%), White (Hispanic) (2.55%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%).

None of the households in Goldsboro, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Goldsboro, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Goldsboro, NC are Wayne Community College (1,488 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Goldsboro, NC was $162,300, and the homeownership rate was 39.1%.

Most people in Goldsboro, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Goldsboro, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Goldsboro, NC is home to a population of 33.6k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.47% of Goldsboro, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.5k people).

In 2022, there were 1.6 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.3k people) in Goldsboro, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Goldsboro, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Goldsboro, NC was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Goldsboro, NC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.3k ± 893
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 812
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.34k ± 356
5.08%
Hispanic Population
1.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.6 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.3k people) in Goldsboro, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.08% of the people in Goldsboro, NC are hispanic (1.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Goldsboro, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.47%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.5k people
4.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.36k people

As of 2022, 4.47% of Goldsboro, NC residents (1.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Goldsboro, NC was 4.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,190 ± 313
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    795 ± 208
  3. Vietnam
    590 ± 160

Goldsboro, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Goldsboro, NC employs 12.5k people. The largest industries in Goldsboro, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,959 people), Manufacturing (1,749 people), and Retail Trade (1,659 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($135,910), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,325), and Wholesale Trade ($62,928).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.5k
2022 Value
± 960
3.31%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Goldsboro, NC grew at a rate of 3.31%, from 12.1k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Goldsboro, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,309 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,233 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,229 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Goldsboro, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.5k
2022 Value
± 960
3.31%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Goldsboro, NC grew at a rate of 3.31%, from 12.1k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Goldsboro, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,959 people), Manufacturing (1,749 people), and Retail Trade (1,659 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Goldsboro, NC, though some of these residents may live in Goldsboro, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,676
Median earning men ± $4,015
$24,191
Median earning women ± $5,491

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($77,527), Wholesale Trade ($64,539), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,792).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($54,620), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,273), and Public Administration ($43,804).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Goldsboro, NC awarded 1,488 degrees. The student population of Goldsboro, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,037 male students and 1,695 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Goldsboro, NC are White (856 and 58%), followed by Black or African American (268 and 18.2%), Hispanic or Latino (268 and 18.2%), and Two or More Races (39 and 2.64%).

The largest universities in Goldsboro, NC by number of degrees awarded are Wayne Community College (1,488 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Goldsboro, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (197 and 13.2%), Information Technology (184 and 12.4%), and Medical Office Management (157 and 10.6%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,732 students enrolled in Goldsboro, NC, 38% men and 62% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,454 records, of which 59.3% were women and 40.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 197 degrees awarded
  2. 36 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Goldsboro, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 197 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Goldsboro, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,488 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wayne Community College with 1,488 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 701 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Goldsboro, NC, which is 0.891 times less than the 787 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 856 degrees mean that there were 3.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 268 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($92) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Goldsboro, NC was $162,300 in 2022, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $135,900 to $162,300, a 19.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Goldsboro, NC is 39.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Goldsboro, NC have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Goldsboro, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Goldsboro, NC is $44,196. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Goldsboro, NC was Census Tract 3.03 with a value of $79,187, followed by Census Tract 11.02 and Census Tract 3.02, with respective values of $73,347 and $56,426.

Property

$162,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,864
$5,836
Median Property Taxes
±$614

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Goldsboro, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Goldsboro, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

39.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 39.1% of the housing units in Goldsboro, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3.03
  2. Census Tract 11.02
  3. Census Tract 3.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Goldsboro, NC was Census Tract 3.03 with a value of $79,187, followed by Census Tract 11.02 and Census Tract 3.02, with respective values of $73,347 and $56,426.

The following map shows all of the places in Goldsboro, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$44,196
Median Household Income
± $2,034
14.9k
Number of Households
± 1,057

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.9k households in Goldsboro, NC grew to $44,196 from the previous year's value of $39,562.

The following chart displays the households in Goldsboro, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Goldsboro, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.12%)

In 2022, 80.9% of workers in Goldsboro, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who worked at home (3.12%).

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Goldsboro, NC have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Goldsboro, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Goldsboro, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Goldsboro, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Goldsboro, NC (6.75k out of 32.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Goldsboro, NC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Goldsboro, NC has health coverage, with 28.1% on employee plans, 30.4% on Medicaid, 9.35% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 8.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, NC see 2087 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0957% decrease from the previous year (2089 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1771 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 451 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,087 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, NC

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, NC see an average of 2,087 patients per year. This represents a 0.0957% decrease from the previous year (2,089 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wayne County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.11%
Uninsured
28.1%
Employer Coverage
30.4%
Medicaid
9.35%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
8.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Goldsboro, NC declined by 1.73% from 8.25% to 8.11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Goldsboro, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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