Goose Creek is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 42,619 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Goose Creek is the 12th largest community in South Carolina.
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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Goose Creek is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Goose Creek is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goose Creek who work in office and administrative support (16.02%), management occupations (10.63%), and sales jobs (8.34%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Goose Creek. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
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%: 26.30% of adults in Goose Creek have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Goose Creek in 2010 was $27,461, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,844 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Goose Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.