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Goldsboro is a city in Wayne County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Maj. Matthew Goldsborough, railroad engineer.

The latitude of Goldsboro is 35.384N. The longitude is -77.993W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 105 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 38,484.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,456
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Goldsboro demographic reports
Goldsboro is on the Neuse River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 390. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 10 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Anne Jeffreys, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Wayne Regional Fair - Sept. 27-Oct. 6, 2007
  • Summer Fest - July 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Goldsboro web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
Historic sites and museums: Wayne County Museum
Colleges and universities: Wayne Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 75

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Goldsboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Goldsboro area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28333 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Goldsboro residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Goldsboro ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Goldsboro was $16,614, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Goldsboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Goldsboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $326.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $911.


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Libraries in Goldsboro include Law Library, Rosewood Branch Library, Wayne County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Goldsboro include Goldsboro News-Argus

TV stations in Goldsboro include WNCN.

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Wayne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Goldsboro political report.

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The average commute time for Goldsboro workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Goldsboro between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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