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Goldsboro, North Carolina

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Goldsboro is a city located in Wayne County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 39,043. Founded in 1787, incorporated in 1847, it is the county seat of Wayne CountyTemplate:GR. The city is situated on the North Carolina Coastal Plain and is bordered on the south by the Neuse River and the west by the Little River, about 35 miles southwest of Greenville6 and 90km (55mi) southeast of Raleigh, the state capital. Goldsboro is best known as home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.


In 1961, two hydrogen bombs were dropped accidentally on the village of Faro, 12 miles north of Goldsboro. The two Mark39 weapons were released after the crew abandoned a B-52 bomber which had suffered mid-flight structural failure. Both bombs went through several steps in the arming sequence, but neither one detonated.Template:Ref

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Geography

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Location of Goldsboro, North Carolina

Goldsboro is located at 35°22'55" North, 77°58'41" West (35.381961, -77.977974)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 64.3 km² (24.8 mi²). 64.2 km² (24.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.08% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 39,043 people, 14,630 households, and 9,465 families residing in the city. The population density is 608.1/km² (1,574.9/mi²). There are 16,372 housing units at an average density of 255.0/km² (660.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 43.04% White, 52.24% African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 2.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 14,630 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% are married couples living together, 20.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% are non-families. 30.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $29,456, and the median income for a family is $34,844. Males have a median income of $26,223 versus $21,850 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,614. 19.2% of the population and 15.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.7% of those under the age of 18 and 17.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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