Goldsboro, North Carolina Population 2021

33,906
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Goldsboro is a city located in Wayne County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 33,906, it is the 30th largest city in North Carolina and the 1165th largest city in the United States . Goldsboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -6.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,437 in 2010. Goldsboro reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 29 miles, Goldsboro has a population density of 1,188 people per square mile.

The average household income in Goldsboro is $50,567 with a poverty rate of 26.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $791 per month, and the median house value is $127,300. The median age in Goldsboro is 36 years, 31.6 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Goldsboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Goldsborowas:

  • Black or African American: 52.28%
  • White: 39.34%
  • Two or more races: 4.78%
  • Asian: 2.66%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Goldsboro, North Carolina is 33,906 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,186.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,437.

Goldsboro, North Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021122,919-106-0.09%
2020123,025-106-0.09%
2019123,131-106-0.09%
2018123,2372030.16%
2017123,034-1,235-1.00%
2016124,269-73-0.06%
2015124,342-244-0.20%
2014124,586-1-0.00%
2013124,587280.02%
2012124,5595210.42%
2011124,0381,1520.93%
2010122,8860.00%

Goldsboro Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American18,11452.28%
White13,63039.34%
Two or More Races1,6574.78%
Asian9232.66%
Some Other Race1540.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native1350.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander340.10%
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Goldsboro Population by Race

Goldsboro Population Pyramid $2021

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Goldsboro Median Age

36


Total

31.6


Male

41.9


Female

Goldsboro Adults

There are 27,289 adults, (5,689 of whom are seniors) in Goldsboro.

Goldsboro Age Dependency

60.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Goldsboro Sex Ratio

Female

17,689

51.05%

Male

16,958

48.95%

Goldsboro Population by Age

Goldsboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Goldsboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male17.5%82.5%
Female22.2%77.8%
Non Family31.5%68.5%
All37.3%62.7%
Married57.3%42.7%

37.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Goldsboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,4042.2637.3
Non Family6,0841.1831.5
Married4,6243.1357.3
Female3,3482.9122.2
Male3483.3217.5

2.98

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Goldsboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8193.53%
9th to 12th Grade2,34510.11%
High School Graduate7,18330.97%
Some College5,95625.68%
Associates Degree2,1779.39%
Bachelors Degree3,12213.46%
Graduate Degree1,5946.87%
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Goldsboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Goldsboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black12,64810,4331,444
White8,5758,0982,843
Hispanic797552141
Asian660518193
2+ Races411372100
Native American128834
Other Race504710
Islander988

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 88.89%.

Goldsboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,120$31,877$23,039
Less Than 9th Grade$14,328$16,571$10,833
High School Graduate$20,805$27,059$15,493
Some College$27,042$32,382$22,876
Bachelors Degree$38,772$52,147$28,719
Graduate Degree$47,933$56,429$45,109

$27,120

Average Earnings

$31,877

Average Male

$23,039

Average Female

Goldsboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Goldsboro Language by Age

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Goldsboro Language

90.44% of Goldsboro residents speak only English, while 9.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.10% of the population.

Goldsboro Language

Goldsboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black17,4326,00334.44%
White11,0641,51713.71%
Multiple1,58150531.94%
Hispanic1,83541722.72%
Asian795648.05%
Native833440.96%

26.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.55%

Male Poverty Rate

29.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Goldsboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Goldsboro is Native, with 40.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Goldsboro is Asian, with 8.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.50%.

Goldsboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.37%
High School22.74%
Some College18.64%
Bachelors or Greater8.10%

Goldsboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.63%
Male Unemployed20.16%
Female Employed19.61%
Male Employed8.92%

Goldsboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Goldsboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,083$50,567
Families$42,538$62,170
Married Families$65,119-
Non Families$23,476$33,474
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Income by Household Type

Goldsboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Goldsboro Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Goldsboro Marital Status

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3,853

Number of Veterans

3,416

Male Veterans

437

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,485
First Gulf War1,276
Vietnam1,205
Korea211
World War II44

Goldsboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64939
18 to 34833
35 to 54829
65 to 74765
75+487

Goldsboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2,14215.23%
White1,59916.19%
Hispanic12411.81%
2+ Races7512.78%
Native American2117.21%
Islander888.89%
Asian81.22%

Goldsboro Veterans by Race

Goldsboro Veterans by Education

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9.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Goldsboro Veterans by Education

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56.2%

Labor Force Participation

43.2%

Employment Rate

12.5%

Unemployment Rate

Goldsboro Employment by Age

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Goldsboro Employment by Race

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Goldsboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.90%

Born in Goldsboro

94.09%

Native Born

5.91%

Foreign Born

3.72%

Non Citizen

2.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.09% of Goldsboro residents were born in the United States, with 61.90% having been born in North Carolina. 3.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Goldsboro Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202133,906-140-0.41%
202034,046-140-0.41%
201934,186-140-0.41%
201834,326770.22%
201734,249-1,003-2.85%
201635,252-65-0.18%
201535,317-155-0.44%
201435,472-58-0.16%
201335,530-266-0.74%
201235,796-2-0.01%
201135,7983601.02%
201035,438-3,605-0.96%
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%

Goldsboro Population by Year