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The economy of Goldsboro, NC employs 11,743 people. The economy of Goldsboro, NC is specialized in Public Admin.; Manufacturing; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.78; 1.53; and 1.42 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Goldsboro, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,319), Manufacturing (1,736), and Retail trade (1,589), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($44,095), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,796), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($36,466).

Median household income in Goldsboro, NC is $32,148. Males in Goldsboro, NC have an average income that is 1.62 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,129. The income inequality of Goldsboro, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.492 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Goldsboro, NC. In Wayne County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 51 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,047. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Goldsboro, NC is from the county of Wayne County, NC.

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Goldsboro, NC is home to a population of 35,924 people, from which 95.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Goldsboro, NC is composed of 18,162 Black residents (50.6%), 13,542 White residents (37.7%), 2,206 Hispanic residents (6.14%), 1,210 Two+ residents (3.37%), and 644 Asian residents (1.79%). The most common foreign languages in Goldsboro, NC are Spanish (1,500 speakers), Chinese (205 speakers), and African Languages (170 speakers), but compared to other places, Goldsboro, NC has a relative high number of Hungarian (65 speakers), Navajo (19 speakers), and African Languages (170 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Goldsboro, NC awarded 1,249 degrees. The student population of Goldsboro, NC is skewed away from females, with 629 male students and 620 female students. Most students in Goldsboro, NC are White (890 and 71.3%), followed by Black or African American (214 and 17.1%), Hispanic or Latino (83 and 6.65%), and Unknown (27 and 2.16%). The largest universities in Goldsboro, NC by number of graduates are Wayne Community College (1,243 and 99%), Mitchells Hairstyling Academy-Goldsboro (6 and 0.48%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Goldsboro, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (210 and 16.8%), Registered Nursing (29 and 2.32%), and Medical Office Management (25 and 2%). The median tuition costs in Goldsboro, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Goldsboro, NC is $119,100, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $115,000 to $119,100, a 3.57% increase. The homeownership rate of Goldsboro, NC is 35.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Goldsboro, NC have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Goldsboro, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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