Goose Creek is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 40,633 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Goose Creek is the 12th largest community in South Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Goose Creek was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Goose Creek economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. 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.
Goose Creek is a military town: the armed forces employs 8.09% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Manufacturing and Retail are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 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.