Goose Creek is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 47,618 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Goose Creek is the eighth 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 $78,756.00.
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.
8.54% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Goose Creek. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Manufacturing and Retail industries respectively employ 14.63% and 10.44% of the civilian workforce.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.22% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The percentage of people in Goose Creek who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.21% of adults in Goose Creek have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Goose Creek in 2018 was $33,607, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,428 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.