Goldsboro, North Carolina Population 2024

33,001

Goldsboro is a city located in Wayne County North Carolina. Goldsboro has a 2024 population of 33,001. It is also the county seat of Wayne County.Goldsboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually and its population has decreased by -1.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,606 in 2020.

The average household income in Goldsboro is $64,659 with a poverty rate of 20.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Goldsboro is 36.7 years, 33.4 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Goldsboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Goldsboro was:

  • Black or African American: 54.58%
  • White: 36.65%
  • Two or more races: 5.41%
  • Asian: 1.77%
  • Other race: 1.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.15%
Land Area (mi²)
28.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,156.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.8% (-605)
The current population of Goldsboro, North Carolina is 33,001 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 33,606.

Goldsboro, North Carolina Population 2024

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Goldsboro Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American18,32154.58%
White12,30136.65%
Two or more races1,8175.41%
Asian5931.77%
Other race4071.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander760.23%
Native American510.15%
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Goldsboro Population by Race

Goldsboro Population Pyramid 2024

Goldsboro Median Age

36.7

Total

33.4

Male

40.6

Female

Goldsboro Adults

There are 26,296 adults, (6,018 of whom are seniors) in Goldsboro.

Goldsboro Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Goldsboro Sex Ratio

Female17,24051.36%
Male16,32648.64%

Goldsboro Population by Age

Goldsboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,9112.1439.160.9
Non Family6,7311.1231.868.2
Married4,6502.9762.437.6
Female3,0543.012476
Male4763.0612.487.6
showing: 5 rows

2.88

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

39.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Goldsboro Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Goldsboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Goldsboro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 94.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.34%.

Goldsboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,267

Average Earnings

$40,110

Average Male

$27,894

Average Female

Goldsboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Goldsboro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Goldsboro Language

91.78% of Goldsboro residents speak only English, while 8.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.51% of the population.

Goldsboro Language

Goldsboro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black17,8665,09728.53%
White10,9071,22611.24%
Multiple1,69125214.9%
Islander7575100%
Hispanic1,504704.65%
Other337247.12%
Asian534163%
Native30516.67%
showing: 8 rows

20.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.33%

Male Poverty Rate

23.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Goldsboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Goldsboro is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Goldsboro is Asian, with 3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.91%.

Goldsboro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.86%
High School19.53%
Some College14.15%
Bachelors or Greater8.06%
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Goldsboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed51.5%
Male Unemployed30.44%
Female Employed15.92%
Male Employed6.89%
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Goldsboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Goldsboro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Goldsboro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Goldsboro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Goldsboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Goldsboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Goldsboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,224

Number of Veterans

2,903

Male Veterans

321

Female Veterans

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Goldsboro Veterans by War

count

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Goldsboro Veterans by Age

count

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Goldsboro Veterans by Race

Goldsboro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Goldsboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Goldsboro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Goldsboro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Goldsboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.04%

Born in Goldsboro

95.53%

Native Born

4.47%

Foreign Born

2.39%

Non Citizen

2.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.53% of Goldsboro residents were born in the United States, with 65.04% having been born in North Carolina. 2.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Goldsboro Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202932,466-107-0.33%
202832,573-107-0.33%
202732,680-107-0.33%
202632,787-107-0.33%
202532,894-107-0.32%
202433,001-107-0.32%
202333,108-107-0.32%
202233,215-107-0.32%
202133,322-284-0.85%
202033,606-1,109-3.19%
201934,7153310.96%
201834,3841000.29%
201734,284-986-2.8%
201635,270-51-0.14%
201535,321-153-0.43%
201435,474-55-0.15%
201335,529-260-0.73%
201235,789-10%
201135,7903621.02%
201035,428-3,615-9.26%
200039,043-1,666-4.09%
199040,7098,83827.73%
198031,8714,91118.22%
197026,960-1,913-6.63%
196028,8737,41934.58%
195021,4544,18024.2%
194017,2742,28915.28%
193014,9853,68932.66%
192011,2965,18984.97%
19106,1072303.91%
19005,8771,86046.3%
18904,01773122.25%
18803,286
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Goldsboro Population by Year