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Overview

Introduction to Goldsboro, North Carolina

Goldsboro, North Carolina, in Wayne county, is 38 miles SW of Greenville, North Carolina (center to center) and 45 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina. The city contains a population of approximately 39,043.

Goldsboro History

The present day town of Goldsboro was founded as Goldsborough’s Junction in 1787. It was named in honor of Major Matthew T. Goldsborough, an engineer with the local railroad company. The town's name was later shortened to Goldsborough. It was officially incorporated in 1847 and was declared the Wayne County seat. Since Goldsborough was a railroad junction, it played an important role in the Civil War. It was used extensively for stationing Confederate troops and transporting their supplies.

Goldsboro and nearby Attractions

  • Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course
  • Wayne County Museum
  • Waynesborough State Park
  • Three Eagles Golf Course
  • Quaker Lake Neck

Things To Do In Goldsboro

The Cliffs of Neuse State Park, which is in the neighborhood, occupies an area of 751 acres. It is located along the southern banks of the Neuse River. The park has several hiking trails, picnic areas, a swimming area, fishing areas, and a nature museum. Herman Park has tennis courts, a recreational center, picnic shelters, miniature train, a turn-of-the-century park house, goldfish pond, gazebo, children's playground, and a fountain.

Goldsboro Transportation

Flights can be availed from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Goldsboro Higher Education

Wayne Community College is the local higher education institution. Other institutions located further away are Pitt Community College and East Carolina University.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,924
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+12,809
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married35.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.5%
Median Earnings25+$27,708
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,211
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,417

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,111
% Above Poverty Level74.7%
% Below Poverty Level25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone35.9%
Median Gross Rent$738
Median House Value$119,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.5%
Irish7.2%
German6.5%
English6.2%
Italian2.7%
French Except Basque1.9%
African1.5%
Scottish1.1%
Dutch0.7%
Polish0.5%
Czech0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Haitian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Basque0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Goldsboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes27530, 27534, 27531
P.O. Box Zip Codes27532, 27533
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.37
Approximate Longitude-77.97

Goldsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGOLDSBORO 4 SE
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationWARSAW 5 E
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip48.5 inches
StationKINSTON 5 SE
Distance28.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eureka178$51,875
Fremont1,060$35,900
La Grange2,753$38,384
Pikeville809$44,167
Princeton1,343$45,417
Walnut Creek936$125,556

Goldsboro Public Libraries

Wayne County Public Library
1001 E ASH ST
Goldsboro, North Carolina
(919) 735-1880

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Goldsboro Hospitals

Wayne Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
2700 Wayne Memorial Drive
(919) 736-1110

Goldsboro Public Schools

Carver Heights Elementary
411 Bunche Drive
ZIP: 27530
(919) 731-7222
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Dillard Academy
504 West Elm Street
ZIP: 27530
(919) 581-0128
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Dillard Middle
1101 S Devereaux St
ZIP: 27530
(919) 580-9360
Middle
Total Enrollment 557
Edgewood Cmty Developmental
1601 Peachtree St
ZIP: 27530
(919) 731-5970
Other
Total Enrollment 140
Goldsboro High
901 E Beech Street
ZIP: 27530
(919) 731-5930
High
Total Enrollment 545
Grantham
174 Grantham School Rd
ZIP: 27530
(919) 689-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 850
North Drive Elementary
1108 North Drive
ZIP: 27530
(919) 731-5950
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Rosewood Elementary
126 Charlie Braswell Road
ZIP: 27530
(919) 705-6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Rosewood High
900 Rosewood Road
ZIP: 27530
(919) 705-6050
High
Total Enrollment 541
Rosewood Middle
541 Nc 581 South
ZIP: 27530
(919) 736-5050
Middle
Total Enrollment 398
School Street Elementary
415 S Virginia Street
ZIP: 27530
(919) 731-5960
Primary
Total Enrollment 204
Wayne Middle / High Academy
801 N Lionel St
ZIP: 27530
(919) 580-3608
Other
Total Enrollment 54
Wayne Preparatory Academy
1404 Patetown Rd., Cottage B
ZIP: 27530
(919) 734-8085
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Wayne School Of Engineering
700 N Herman St
ZIP: 27530
(919) 734-0070
Other
Total Enrollment 449
Eastern Wayne Elementary
1271 New Hope Road
ZIP: 27534
(919) 751-7130
Primary
Total Enrollment 767
Eastern Wayne High
1135 New Hope Road
ZIP: 27534
(919) 751-7120
High
Total Enrollment 1051
Eastern Wayne Middle
3518 Central Heights Rd
ZIP: 27534
(919) 751-7110
Middle
Total Enrollment 632
Greenwood Middle
3209 E Ash Street
ZIP: 27534
(919) 751-7100
Middle
Total Enrollment 476
Meadow Lane Elementary
3500 E Ash Street
ZIP: 27534
(919) 751-7150
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Spring Creek Elementary
1050 St. John Church Road
ZIP: 27534
(919) 751-7155
Primary
Total Enrollment 990
Tommy's Road Elementary
1150 Tommy's Road
ZIP: 27534
(919) 736-5040
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Wayne Early / Middle College High
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
ZIP: 27534
(919) 739-7070
High
Total Enrollment 256

Goldsboro Private Schools

Faith Christian Academy
1200 W Grantham St
ZIP: 27530
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 298
Pathway Christian Academy
1302 S George St
ZIP: 27530
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
Rhema Christian Academy
323 Whitfield Dr
ZIP: 27530
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
St Mary School
1601 Edgerton St
ZIP: 27530
Elementary
Total Enrollment 220
Wayne Christian School
1201 Patetown Rd
ZIP: 27530
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 377
Wayne Country Day School
480 Country Day Rd
ZIP: 27530
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 240
The Childrens House Of Goldsboro
1112 Parkway Dr
ZIP: 27534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Wayne Montessori School
900 S Harding Dr
ZIP: 27534
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
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