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Goldsboro, NC

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Located on the banks of the Nuese River in Eastern North Carolina, Goldsboro is a city filled with old fashioned Southern charm. The weather is warm and humid, the pork is delicious, and the pace is slow. With a population of just over 71,000, Goldsboro still feels like a small town, and parts of the downtown area can feel like walking into a romantic past. The Seymour Johnson Air Force Base located in Southeastern Goldsboro supports the growth and economy of the city.

Goldsboro Apartments


Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-1.5


Reserve At Bradbury Place
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Katharine Court
Beds: 2
Baths: 2.5


$1500 Two bedroom in Goldsboro-103 East Lockhaven Drive
Beds: 2
Baths: 3


$900 Three bedroom in Goldsboro-204 Twin Creeks Dr
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


Parkside Village Apartment Homes
Beds: 1-3
Baths: -1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Goldsboro, NC is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.67%
  • 7.4%
  • 4.34%
  • Female
  • 7.0%
  • 5.84%
  • 4.74%
is average rent in Goldsboro, NC
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 5.85%
  • 7.77%
  • 6.28%
of units are available for rent in Goldsboro
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 751
  • 127
  • 1123
Getting Around in Goldsboro, NC

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The average commuter time in Goldsboro is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 1.97%
  • 4.66%
  • 1.08%

The Home of Eastern S

North Carolina barbecue is some of the tastiest in the country, if not the world. Goldsboro is one of the best places to find Eastern Style Barbecue, which lacks the red sauce of other barbecue styles. Plenty of flavor is added by the various hardwoods used to smoke the whole hogs, as well as the vinegar-based sauce. Wilber's Barbecue, located on Highway 70 just Southeast of downtown Greensboro, is the perfect place to try this Southern delicacy. First opened in 1962, Wilber's is considered a North Carolina institution, serving such prestigious barbecue fans as presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

The Railroad and Gree

In the early days of Goldsborough, the railroad was king. In fact, the town is named for Major Matthew T. Goldsborough, an engineer along the line. What began in 1840 as a hotel built at the intersection of New Bern Road and the freshly constructed W&W Railroad, became a bustling hub for agricultural products and passengers. During the Civil War, the railroad became indispensable to the war effort and was even attacked by Union forces in the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge. The Union managed to destroy the bridge and break the line that day, but it was rebuilt within weeks.