Goose Creek is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 42,039 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Goose Creek is the 12th largest community in South Carolina. Goose Creek has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Goose Creek, where the median household income is $61,122.00.
Goose Creek real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Goose Creek house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Goose Creek, employing 8.09% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Manufacturing and Retail industries employ 13.79% and 12.37% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Also of interest is that Goose Creek has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of people in Goose Creek who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.83% of adults in Goose Creek have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Goose Creek in 2010 was $25,528, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,112 for a family of four. However, Goose Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Goose Creek is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Goose Creek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Goose Creek residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Goose Creek include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Goose Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.