Goldsboro, North Carolina Population 2020

32,252

Goldsboro is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 32,252, it is the 31st largest city in North Carolina and the 1210th largest city in the United States. Goldsboro is currently declining at a rate of -2.98% annually and its population has decreased by -11.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,437 in 2010. Goldsboro reached it's highest population of 40,709 in 1990. Spanning over 29 miles, Goldsboro has a population density of 1,130 people per square mile.

The average household income in Goldsboro is $49,289 with a poverty rate of 26.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $755 per month, and the median house value is $129,100. The median age in Goldsboro is 36.3 years, 31.9 years for males, and 41.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.8 males.

Goldsboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 52.67%
  • White: 39.91%
  • Two or more races: 4.37%
  • Asian: 2.18%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Goldsboro, North Carolina is 32,252, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,234.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,437.

Goldsboro, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020123,230-9-0.01%
2019123,239-9-0.01%
2018123,248-9-0.01%
2017123,257-1,191-0.97%
2016124,448200.02%
2015124,428-203-0.16%
2014124,63190.01%
2013124,622480.04%
2012124,5745340.43%
2011124,0401,1400.92%
2010122,9000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American18,41952.67%
White13,95939.91%
Two or More Races1,5274.37%
Asian7642.18%
Some Other Race1530.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native1210.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.08%

Goldsboro Population Pyramid 2020

Goldsboro Median Age

36.3


Total

31.9


Male

41.7


Female

Goldsboro Adults

There are 27,348 adults, (5,687 of whom are seniors) in Goldsboro.

Goldsboro Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Goldsboro Sex Ratio

Female

17,769

50.81%

Male

17,203

49.19%

Goldsboro Households and Families

Goldsboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Goldsboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married56.8%43.2%
All36.9%63.1%
Non Family30.6%69.4%
Female22.9%77.1%
Male17.6%82.4%

36.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,3392.2936.9
Non Family5,7891.1530.6
Married4,6923.1456.8
Female3,3512.9322.9
Male5073.2517.6

3.01

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Goldsboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9344.01%
9th to 12th Grade2,2629.71%
High School Graduate7,05430.29%
Some College6,17126.50%
Associates Degree2,0228.68%
Bachelors Degree3,29314.14%
Graduate Degree1,5496.65%

Goldsboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black12,61610,4671,699
White8,8888,2242,812
Hispanic751544135
Asian580458119
Multiple Races38235377
Native American115869
Other Race46434
Islander777

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,023$31,605$22,917
Less Than High School$14,534$18,255$10,737
High School Grad$19,428$27,254$15,851
Some College$26,157$30,554$21,326
Bachelors Degree$40,017$50,880$31,970
Graduate Degree$48,229$56,375$47,621

$27,023

Average Earnings

$31,605

Average Male

$22,917

Average Female

Goldsboro Language

Goldsboro Language by Age

Goldsboro Language

90.54% of Goldsboro residents speak only English, while 9.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.13% of the population.

Goldsboro Poverty

Goldsboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black17,7585,85932.99%
White11,3431,60914.18%
Hispanic1,90058330.68%
Multiple1,48047031.76%
Asian6589314.13%
Native733750.68%

26.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.83%

Male Poverty Rate

29.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Goldsboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Goldsboro is Native, with 50.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Goldsboro is Asian, with 14.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.90%
High School22.11%
Some College17.73%
Bachelors or Greater6.85%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.33%
Male Unemployed27.01%
Female Employed18.34%
Male Employed8.28%

Goldsboro Income

Goldsboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,043$49,289
Families$45,313$59,870
Married Families$64,668-
Non Families$22,751$32,695

Goldsboro Marital Status

Goldsboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Goldsboro Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Goldsboro Marital Status by Race

Goldsboro Veterans

4,117

Number of Veterans

3,567

Male Veterans

550

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,580
First Gulf War1,377
Vietnam1,229
Korea254
World War II70
Age Group Veterans
55 to 641,094
35 to 541,017
18 to 34863
65 to 74642
75+501
Name Veterans % of Total
Black2,08914.63%
White1,86918.25%
Hispanic13813.48%
2 or More10119.88%
Indian2622.61%
Asian254.33%
Hawaiian7100.00%

$Goldsboro Veterans by Education

8.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Goldsboro Employment Status

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

42.8%

Employment Rate

14.3%

Unemployment Rate

Goldsboro Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.21%

Born in North Carolina

94.48%

Native Born

5.52%

Foreign Born

3.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.48% of Goldsboro residents were born in the United States, with 62.21% having been born in North Carolina. 3.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202032,252-991-2.98%
201933,243-991-2.89%
201834,234-130-0.38%
201734,364-991-2.80%
201635,355-34-0.10%
201535,389-144-0.41%
201435,533-48-0.13%
201335,581-254-0.71%
201235,83570.02%
201135,8283601.01%
201035,468-3,575-0.96%
200039,043-1,666-0.42%
199040,7098,8382.48%
198031,8714,9111.69%
197026,960-1,913-0.68%
196028,8737,4193.01%
195021,4544,1802.19%
194017,2742,2891.43%
193014,9853,6892.87%
192011,2965,1896.34%
19106,1072300.38%
19005,8771,8603.88%
18904,0177312.03%
18803,2860.00%