Goose Creek is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 42,841 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goose Creek who work in office and administrative support (13.11%), management occupations (8.99%), and sales jobs (7.29%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Goose Creek, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
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.
In terms of college education, Goose Creek is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.04% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Goose Creek in 2010 was $28,361, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,444 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.