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Pros

-Cost of living
-Close to Raleigh-Durham
-Diverse economy

Cons

-Low educational attainment
-Unattractive downtown
-Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Goldsboro Metro Area


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, is outside of town.

The downtown area, once a bright spot, has deteriorated considerably and reflects neglect and economic malaise. However, the cost of living is the low, 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.


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Quick Facts About Goldsboro


    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Goldsboro's cost of living is 9.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Goldsboro's population is 36,738 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.66 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Goldsboro is $115,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.50 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    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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I live about 15 minutes from the actual city of Goldsboro in a rural community. I'm a 'transplant' and moved here because my spouse's family is from here. Like any... (read more)
re: I miss home - 8/13/2005
Someone tell me about the mainstreet historical revitalization movement going on... it sounds... (read more)
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We are here with the military, and goldsboro isn't all that bad, but most of our single friends hate it, since there really is no nightlife. It is a small town, but... (read more)
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