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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 40,508 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Goose Creek, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 40,508
Daytime Population: Workers 11,470
Daytime Population: Residents 19,091
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,561
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 38,269
Population in Familes 32,495
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,239
Population Density2 1,008
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $61,960
Average Household Income $72,598
Per Capita Income $26,029


Total Housing Units 15,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,848 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,331 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,279 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $177,484
Average Home Value $205,697


Total Households 14,179
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 10,535
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.62% 1.76%
Households 1.86% 1.89%
Families 1.67% 1.77%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 2017 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 Density # 127 68th
Diversity Index # 131 66th
Median Household Income # 27 93rd
Per Capita Income # 81 80th

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