Goldsboro is a city in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 39,043 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 38,023 in 2006. It is the principal city of and is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Founded in 1787, incorporated in 1847, it is the county seat of Wayne County. The city is situated in the North Carolina’s Coastal Plain and is bordered on the south by the Neuse River and the west by the Little River, about 35 miles southwest of Greenville and 55 miles southeast of Raleigh, the state capital. Goldsboro is best known as home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 113,329 and in 2006 the population was estimated at 113,847. It is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Goldsboro and it is home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located within the city limits of Goldsboro, North Carolina. The base is named for Navy test pilot Seymour Johnson, a native of Goldsboro. It is home to the 4th Fighter Wing (4 FW) of the Air Combat Command (ACC) and the 916th Air Refueling Wing (916 ARW), an Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) unit operationally gained by the Air Mobility Command (AMC).