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Goose Creek, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Goose Creek is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Berkeley County at latitude 32.9916 and longitude -80.0067. Berkeley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Goose Creek, but most people and references simply refer to it as Goose Creek, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Goose Creek indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

City of Goose Creek, SC Boundary Map


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Goose Creek, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 38,693
Population in Households 36,470
Population in Familes 31,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,223
Population Density1 965
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 13,603
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 10,163
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,330 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,273 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,331 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $199,165
Average Home Value $221,486


Median Household Income $56,683
Average Household Income $69,326
Per Capita Income $24,668
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.75% 2.05%
Households 2.29% 2.27%
Families 2.08% 2.14%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 135 66th
Diversity Index2 # 122 69th
Median Household Income # 26 94th
Per Capita Income # 71 82nd

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