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Goose Creek, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Goose Creek is the 10th largest city in South Carolina with a population of 40,006 as of July 1, 2016.

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.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Goose Creek is located within Goose Creek-Hanahan Division of Berkeley County.

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, 2016.

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Goose Creek, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40,006
Population in Households 37,774
Population in Familes 32,119
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,232
Population Density1 995
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 13,964
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 10,387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,541 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,423 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,414 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $177,161
Average Home Value $200,304


Median Household Income $60,654
Average Household Income $71,066
Per Capita Income $25,481
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.68% 1.8%
Households 1.92% 1.95%
Families 1.71% 1.83%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Goose Creek, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goose Creek to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 127 68th
Diversity Index2 # 126 68th
Median Household Income # 25 94th
Per Capita Income # 73 82nd

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