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Overview
Population:36,738
Pop. Change:-7%
State: North Carolina
Metro Area: Goldsboro Metro Area
County: Wayne County
City:Goldsboro
Zip Code:27530, 27534, ... 3 total
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Goldsboro's Real Estate Market
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Goldsboro Metro Area

Profile: Small town

Location: East-central North Carolina, 40 miles southeast of Raleigh-Durham

Elevation: 121

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

PROCON
Cost of livingLow educational attainment
Close to Raleigh-DurhamUnattractive downtown
Diverse economyHot, humid summers

Goldsboro is a Southern town with a diversified economy consisting of several small manufacturers, which make everything from roofing and mechanical pumps to slippers, and a larger Georgia-Pacific plywood mill. There is some agriculture and a major poultry processing plant. Most industry, as well as the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, are outside of town. The downtown area, once a bright spot, has deteriorated considerably and reflects neglect and economic malaise. There isn’t much to do. However, the cost of living is the lowest in the state, and the town is close enough to Raleigh and the Durham area (55 miles) and the coast (75 miles) to take advantage of amenities there. Goldsboro is located in a mostly level coastal plain with deciduous wooded areas. The climate is humid subtropical with some marine and mountain influence. Tropical air makes for hot, muggy summers with occasional thundershowers and steady rains from storms moving up the coast. Mountain protection and the coastal influence make winters fairly mild, with most precipitation as rain, although an occasional dusting of snow or sleet occurs.

Interesting Facts about Goldsboro, North Carolina

As of 2014, Goldsboro's population is 36,738 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.66 percent.

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The median home cost in Goldsboro is $115,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.50 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Goldsboro's cost of living is 9.00% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Goldsboro public schools spend $8,160 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.9 students per teacher in Goldsboro.

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The unemployment rate in Goldsboro is 7.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Goldsboro jobs have Increased by 2.37 percent.


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Ranked #86 2005 Best Places to Live
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Map Of Goldsboro

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Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Goldsboro's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes