Goldsboro demographics profile

StatisticGoldsboroNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,25821891
Median age33.038.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%43%43%
Speak English91%89%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
Goldsboro, NC has a population of 35,924 and is the 1,174th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,258 per sq mi which is 477% higher than the North Carolina average and 1289% higher than the national average. The median age in Goldsboro is 33 which is approximately 14% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Goldsboro, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 63% of Goldsboro residents were born in North Carolina, 29% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

Did you know?

  • The population density in Goldsboro is 477% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Goldsboro is 14% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Goldsboro 41.28% of the population is White.
  • In Goldsboro 51.18% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Goldsboro 1.80% of the population is Asian.

Compare Goldsboro, NC Demographics To Other Cities


      Goldsboro population breakdown by race

      RaceGoldsboroNorth CarolinaNational
      Black or African American51.18%21.50%12.63%
      American Indian0.35%1.18%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.04%0.07%0.18%
      Mixed race3.82%2.45%3.06%
      Other race1.53%3.01%4.75%
      In Goldsboro, 6.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Source: The Goldsboro, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).