Goose Creek, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 42,619 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +45.9%
Males: 21,313  (50.0%)
Females: 21,306  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

32.2 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29406, 29410, 29456, 29461, 29483.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,714 (it was $45,919 in 2000)
Goose Creek:

$64,714
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,985 (it was $16,905 in 2000)

Goose Creek city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $195,241 (it was $98,500 in 2000)
Goose Creek:

$195,241
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $203,589; detached houses: $210,846; townhouses or other attached units: $86,478; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,141; mobile homes: $57,246

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,184.

March 2019 cost of living index in Goose Creek: 92.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.2%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.1% for Black residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.4% for American Indian residents, 48.9% for other race residents, 13.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Goose Creek, SC (2017)
    • 27,93363.9%White alone
    • 8,72220.0%Black alone
    • 3,7698.6%Hispanic
    • 1,7504.0%Two or more races
    • 1,3533.1%Asian alone
    • 1170.3%American Indian alone
    • 1090.2%Other race alone
    • 100.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Goose Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 85 registered sex offenders living in Goose Creek, South Carolina as of January 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Goose Creek is 505 to 1.


Crime rates in Goose Creek by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.3)
1
(2.5)
1
(2.4)
4
(9.6)
3
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(15.3)
9
(27.3)
1
(3.1)
4
(10.7)
8
(20.6)
7
(19.3)
15
(40.1)
8
(20.3)
13
(31.4)
13
(31.3)
26
(60.5)
17
(39.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
19
(58.1)
32
(96.9)
26
(80.9)
30
(80.6)
36
(92.9)
20
(55.0)
21
(56.2)
14
(35.5)
22
(53.1)
22
(53.0)
24
(55.8)
11
(25.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
52
(159.1)
71
(215.0)
58
(180.5)
77
(206.8)
66
(170.2)
66
(181.5)
79
(211.3)
62
(157.3)
101
(243.8)
119
(286.5)
109
(253.5)
77
(176.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
125
(382.4)
210
(635.9)
150
(466.7)
147
(394.9)
170
(438.5)
122
(335.6)
161
(430.6)
189
(479.4)
200
(482.7)
159
(382.8)
152
(353.4)
152
(349.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
579
(1,771)
621
(1,881)
711
(2,212)
548
(1,472)
654
(1,687)
671
(1,846)
704
(1,883)
724
(1,836)
807
(1,948)
710
(1,709)
777
(1,807)
739
(1,697)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
58
(177.4)
94
(284.7)
56
(174.2)
60
(161.2)
41
(105.8)
64
(176.0)
62
(165.8)
49
(124.3)
44
(106.2)
46
(110.7)
57
(132.5)
64
(147.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(21.4)
7
(21.2)
5
(15.6)
7
(18.8)
13
(33.5)
8
(22.0)
5
(13.4)
4
(10.1)
5
(12.1)
6
(14.4)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)179.4236.4198.0173.6185.0179.6220.6180.4214.8221.5237.4178.3

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City-data.com crime index in Goose Creek, SC

Crime rate in Goose Creek detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 93 (67 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (10.1%), German (9.6%), Irish (9.5%), English (5.0%), Italian (3.1%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 41 feet

Land area: 31.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,345 people per square mile   (low).

Goose Creek, South Carolina map

2,557 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

5.9%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,150 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $955 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Charleston, SC (7.7 miles , pop. 79,641).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (159.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (555.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Ladson, SC (2.1 miles ),
Hanahan, SC (2.4 miles ),
Sangaree, SC (2.5 miles ),
Lincolnville, SC (2.7 miles ),
North Charleston, SC (2.8 miles ),
Summerville, SC (3.0 miles ),
Wando, SC (3.2 miles ),
Bear Swamp, SC (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 33.00 N, Longitude: 80.03 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,692 (-10.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,869 (34.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

Distribution of median household income in Goose Creek, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Goose Creek, SC in 2017
Goose Creek satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 188 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 1998: 235 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 1999: 303 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2000: 216 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2001: 270 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2002: 323 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2003: 248 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2004: 369 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2005: 508 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2006: 477 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2007: 461 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2008: 432 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2009: 268 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2010: 285 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2011: 199 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2012: 193 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2013: 158 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2014: 124 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2015: 180 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2016: 210 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2017: 266 buildings, average cost: $181,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Goose Creek, SC residents
Average permit cost in Goose Creek, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Goose Creek, SC
Historical housing units in Goose Creek, SC

Population change in the 1990s: +3,184 (+12.2%).
Most common industries in Goose Creek, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.3%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Goose Creek, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.6%)
  • Computer specialists (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)

Average climate in Goose Creek, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Goose Creek, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.1. This is better than average.

City:

61.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0779. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0779
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.48
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.369. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.369
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.01. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.01
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 0.00361. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00361
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Goose Creek-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/11/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Goose Creek city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1998, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Goose Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 9.4 miles away from Goose Creek center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 6.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 41.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 154.3 miles away from Goose Creek center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 4.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berkeley County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Goose Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Goose Creek:

  • CHARLESTON RENAL CARE LLC GOOSE CREEK (109 GREENLAND DRIVE)
  • DCI GOOSE CREEK INC (98 HAMLET CIRCLE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Goose Creek:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF CHARLESTON (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; N CHARLESTON, SC)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF CHARLESTON (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC)
  • HEALTHSOUTH OF CHARLESTON, INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; N CHARLESTON, SC)
  • RAI CARE CENTERS N CHARLESTON (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • TRIDENT MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • TRIDENT MEDICAL SKILLED NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CHARLESTON, SC)

Airports located in Goose Creek:

Amtrak station near Goose Creek:

  • 9 miles: CHARLESTON (N. CHARLESTON, 4565 GAYNOR AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

College/University in Goose Creek:

  • Lacy Cosmetology School-Goose Creek (Full-time enrollment: 47; Location: 98 Davenport St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lacyschools.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goose Creek:

  • Charleston Southern University (about 3 miles; Charleston, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,012)
  • Trident Technical College (about 5 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 13,125)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 15 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,683)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 16 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • College of Charleston (about 16 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 10,974)
  • South Carolina State University (about 59 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 60 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)

Public high schools in Goose Creek:

  • GOOSE CREEK HIGH (Students: 1,645, Location: 1137 REDBANK ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • STRATFORD HIGH (Location: 951 CROWFIELD BOULEVARD, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Goose Creek:

  • GOOSE CREEK PRIMARY (Students: 934, Location: 200 FOSTER CREEK ROAD, Grades: PK-2)
  • DEVON FOREST ELEMENTARY (Students: 870, Location: 1127 DOROTHY STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • WESTVIEW PRIMARY (Students: 765, Location: 98 WESTVIEW BOULEVARD, Grades: PK-2)
  • BOULDER BLUFF ELEMENTARY (Students: 715, Location: 400 JUDY DRIVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • SEDGEFIELD INTERMEDIATE (Students: 665, Location: 225 GARWOOD DRIVE, Grades: 3-5)
  • HOWE HALL AIMS ELEMENTARY (Students: 421, Location: 115 HOWE HALL ROAD, Grades: KG-5)
  • WESTVIEW ELEMENTARY (Location: 100 WESTVIEW BOULEVARD, Grades: 3-5)
  • SEDGEFIELD MIDDLE (Location: 131 CHARLES B. GIBSON BLVD, Grades: 6-8)
  • MARRINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (Location: 109 GEARING STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • MARRINGTON ELEMENTARY (Location: 101 GEARING STREET, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Goose Creek:

  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 78, Location: PO BOX 201, Grades: PK-1)
  • CROWFIELD ACADEMY (Students: 15, Location: 240 WESTVIEW BLVD, Grades: KG-1)
See full list of schools located in Goose Creek

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Goose Creek: Crowfield Golf and Country Club (A), Redbank Plantation Golf Course (B), Lower Berkeley Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), Marrington Plantation (D), Berkeley County Library Goose Creek Branch (E), Goose Creek Community Center (F), Casey Community Center (G), Pinewood House (H), Goose Creek City Fire Department (I), Goose Creek Rural Fire Department Station 3 (J), Goose Creek Police Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Berkeley Square Shopping Center (1), Goose Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Goose Creek include: Chapel of Our Savior (A), Casey Church (B), Mount Carmel Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: The Droze Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Brown Pond (A), Dutes Pond (B), Georgie Pond (C), Logan Pond (D), New Tenant Pond (E), Old Tenant Pond (F), Wilson Pond (G), Huckhole Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Old Goose Creek (A), Lindley Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Castle King LLC (Amusement & Theme Parks; 222 Redbank Road) (1), Deleon Amusements Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 222 Redbank Road) (2), Goosecreek Travel (332 Pandora Drive) (3), CAPT Bo Gator's Boat Tours Inc (Tours & Charters; 132 Redbank Road Apt A) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Goose Creek (401 Goose Creek Blvd N) (1), Econo Lodge (401 Goose Creek Blvd N) (2), Quality Inn Goose Creek (103 Red Bank Road) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Goose Creek City - Municipal Court- Daily Jury Trail Update Line (519 North Goose Creek Boulevard Gos) (1), Goose Creek City - Municapal Court- Clerk of Court (519 North Goose Creek Boulevard) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Matt Wieters - Baseball player, REO (record producer) - Music producer, Andre Manning - College basketball player (Gardner Webb Runnin' Bulldogs), Donnell Covington - College basketball player (Char. Southern Buccaneers).

Berkeley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Goose Creek that have no violations reported:

  • GOOSE CREEK CITY OF (0810004) (Population served: 25,772, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

75.4%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
2,322 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010

People in group quarters in Goose Creek in 2000:

  • 2,738 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 69 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 58 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 28 people in nursing homes

Banks with branches in Goose Creek (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Goose Creek Branch at 539 Saint James Ave, branch established on 2007/04/30; Goose Creek Bi-Lo Branch at 142 E. Saint James Avenue, branch established on 2006/04/28. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: St James Boulevard Branch at 218 St. James Blvd., branch established on 1934/07/01; Wal-Mart Goose Creek Branch at 605 Saint James Avenue, branch established on 2004/09/15. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • Synovus Bank: Goose Creek Branch at 305 Goose Creek Boulevard North, branch established on 1976/05/13. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • SouthCoast Community Bank: Goose Creek Branch at 597 Old Mt. Holly Road, branch established on 2004/12/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $425.3 mil, Deposits: $318.7 mil, headquarters in Mount Pleasant, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Southcoast Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Goose Creek Branch at 144 St James Avenue, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First National Bank of South Carolina: Goose Creek Branch at 106 Thomason Boulevard, branch established on 1999/04/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $155.6 mil, Deposits: $129.2 mil, headquarters in Holly Hill, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Berkeley Square at 101 Berkeley Square Lane, branch established on 1969/06/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Goose Creek Branch at 212 St. James Avenue, branch established on 1982/10/11. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Goose Creek:

Marital status in Goose Creek, SC
  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Goose Creek:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Goose Creek
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Goose Creek, SC (based on Berkeley County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant28,148126
Mainline Protestant10,34651
Catholic7,2444
Black Protestant6,38837
Other2,2157
None123,502-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Berkeley County:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Berkeley County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Berkeley County:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Berkeley County:

3.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 69
Here:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Berkeley County:

33.5%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Berkeley County:

11.8%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Goose Creek:

50.1%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.9%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Goose Creek:

19.8%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Goose Creek:

9.6%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Goose Creek:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Goose Creek:

32.3%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Goose Creek:

59.5%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Goose Creek:

82.6%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Goose Creek, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 62$272,333$52,7100$0
Firefighters 47$192,251$49,0850$0
Parks and Recreation 29$103,784$42,9459$6,406
Police - Other 24$91,131$45,5660$0
Other Government Administration 13$70,884$65,4317$6,100
Streets and Highways 13$33,620$31,0340$0
Solid Waste Management 12$40,123$40,1230$0
Financial Administration 12$56,484$56,4840$0
Other and Unallocable 11$42,749$46,6350$0
Water Supply 10$48,172$57,8060$0
Judicial and Legal 3$10,609$42,4363$5,546
Fire - Other 1$4,387$52,6440$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 237$966,527$48,93819$18,052

Goose Creek government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $15,892,000 ($372.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,048,000 ($71.52)
    Water Utilities: $2,516,000 ($59.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,191,000 ($27.95)
    Police Protection: $1,163,000 ($27.29)
    Central Staff Services: $632,000 ($14.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $517,000 ($12.13)
    Regular Highways: $500,000 ($11.73)
    Financial Administration: $247,000 ($5.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000 ($1.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $188,000 ($4.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $129,000 ($3.03)
    Central Staff Services: $72,000 ($1.69)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($0.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,881,000 ($278.77)

Goose Creek government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $1,700,000 ($39.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,572,000 ($36.88)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $359,000 ($8.42)
    Other: $3,000 ($0.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $209,000 ($4.90)
    Public Welfare: $93,000 ($2.18)
    Other: $47,000 ($1.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $426,000 ($10.00)
    General Revenue - Other: $255,000 ($5.98)
    Rents: $56,000 ($1.31)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($0.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,494,000 ($81.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $764,000 ($17.93)
    Public Welfare: $116,000 ($2.72)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,427,000 ($127.34)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,808,000 ($89.35)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,645,000 ($62.06)
    Property: $2,477,000 ($58.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,374,000 ($32.24)
    Other License: $461,000 ($10.82)

Goose Creek government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,500,000 ($175.98)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,170,000 ($168.23)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $330,000 ($7.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $245,000 ($5.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $134,000 ($3.14)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,000 ($2.60)

Goose Creek government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,370,000 ($55.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,170,000 ($168.23)

16.43% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

16.43%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($324 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

0.10%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dorchester County, SC  5.80% ($54,101 average AGI)
from Charleston County, SC  3.83% ($48,320)
from Richland County, SC  0.14% ($58,320)


11.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.18%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($605 average AGI)
Berkeley County:

0.16%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Charleston County, SC  3.09% ($47,379 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, SC  1.82% ($41,441)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.43% ($27,926)
Businesses in Goose Creek, SC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kincaid1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza2
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Blockbuster2McDonald's4
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS3Pizza Hut2
Chick-Fil-A1Publix Super Markets1
Circle K2Quality1
Cricket Wireless3RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid2
DHL1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Subway4
Dunkin Donuts3T-Mobile3
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx6U-Haul2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1UPS3
GameStop1Waffle House1
H&R Block4Walgreens2
Hardee's2Walmart1
KFC2

Strongest AM radio stations in Goose Creek:

  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMA (1250 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXTC (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • WAZS (980 AM; 1 kW; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WTMZ (910 AM; 1 kW; DORCHESTER TERR.-BRE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WQSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC,)
  • WQNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZJY (1480 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Goose Creek:

  • WKCL (91.5 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: CHAPEL HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH & BIBLE CO)
  • WSSP (94.3 FM; GOOSE CREEK, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJNI (106.3 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WWWZ (93.3 FM; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WEZL (103.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSSX-FM (95.1 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLY (102.5 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WYFH (90.7 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRFQ (104.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WALC (100.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMGL (101.7 FM; RAVENEL, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W205BJ (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W220CN (91.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYBB (98.1 FM; FOLLY BEACH, SC; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WJWJ-FM (89.9 FM; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

TV broadcast stations around Goose Creek:

  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WJNI-LP (Channel 57; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WTBD-LP (Channel 22; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • W26CF (Channel 26; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJEA-LP (Channel 12; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CHARLES S. NAMEY)
  • W21BX (Channel 21; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJRB-LP (Channel 18; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RAUL INFANTE, JR.)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCHD-LP (Channel 49; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: IZZO LIVING TRUST)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Goose Creek fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 197ft / 59.7mTotal length
  • $1,644,000Total costs
  • 146,728Total average daily traffic
  • 8,027Total average daily truck traffic
  • 229,197Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Goose Creek, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 71960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Goose Creek, SC
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED158$165,13669$152,933501$167,65445$35,39230$121,9164$31,130
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$182,3906$91,48738$153,7950$02$94,4053$36,880
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$155,3909$86,583176$168,04021$50,6078$125,0436$66,225
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$153,12510$125,243145$169,1303$113,3339$119,9602$84,995
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$167,3832$92,27527$166,5830$01$206,8801$29,350

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0207.03 , 0207.05, 0207.06, 0208.02, 0208.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$160,73735$182,5336$125,227
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$209,79511$171,4973$163,933
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$135,6433$173,3171$137,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$155,0603$250,2131$124,190
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$97,7300$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0207.03 , 0207.05, 0207.06, 0208.02, 0208.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Goose Creek, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Goose Creek, SC - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 132. The highest number of fires - 232 took place in 2011, and the least - 6 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Goose Creek, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.0%), and Structure Fires (38.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Goose Creek, SC
    • 90543.0%Outside Fires
    • 81638.7%Structure Fires
    • 32215.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 633.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Goose Creek, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Goose Creek, South Carolina:

  • Quality Inn, 103 Redbank Rd, Goose Creek, South Carolina 29445 , Phone: (843) 572-9500, Fax: (803) 553-2827
  • Econo Lodge, 401 Goose Creek Blvd, Goose Creek, South Carolina 29445 , Phone: (843) 797-8200, Fax: (843) 797-6639
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Goose Creek, South Carolina
Most common first names in Goose Creek, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10268.2 years
John8869.0 years
Robert8365.1 years
William7370.3 years
Mary6970.9 years
Charles4570.1 years
Dorothy3374.4 years
George3270.0 years
Joseph3169.9 years
Elizabeth2874.2 years
Most common last names in Goose Creek, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3468.9 years
Brown2969.5 years
Johnson2967.1 years
Williams2873.3 years
Wilson2266.2 years
Davis2168.4 years
Jones1868.8 years
Robinson1866.9 years
Morris1565.7 years
Martin1471.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Goose Creek, SC
  • 87.5%Electricity
  • 11.7%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Goose Creek, SC
  • 91.3%Electricity
  • 8.5%Utility gas
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Goose Creek compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.

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  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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