Goose Creek, SC
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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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Goose Creek, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Goose Creek, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Goose Creek’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Goose Creek does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $61,542.00.

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.

Unlike some cities, Goose Creek isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Goose Creek are a mix 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 (16.63%), management occupations (10.02%), and sales jobs (9.29%).

Goose Creek is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Goose Creek, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Goose Creek use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Goose Creek‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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: 26.38% 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 $26,893, 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 $107,572 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.