Goose Creek, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Goose Creek, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Goose Creek is the 9th largest city in South Carolina with a population of 39,083 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Goose Creek is located at latitude 32.9916 and longitude -80.0067 in Berkeley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Goose Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 40.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.77 sq. miles. Berkeley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Goose Creek (GNIS ID: 2403714) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Goose Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Goose Creek, SC Boundary Map

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Goose Creek, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 39,083
Population in Households 36,847
Population in Familes 31,331
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,236
Population Density1 975
Diversity Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 13,770
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 10,289
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,387 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,383 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,356 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $204,068
Average Home Value $224,992
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,909
Average Household Income $70,310
Per Capita Income $25,061
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.61% 1.95%
Households 2.09% 2.19%
Families 1.92% 2.08%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Goose Creek, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goose Creek to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 98th
Population Density1 # 133 67th
Diversity Index2 # 132 67th
Median Household Income # 37 91st
Per Capita Income # 68 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.