Goose Creek, South Carolina Population 2021

45,351
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Goose Creek is a city located in Berkeley County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 45,351, it is the 8th largest city in South Carolina and the 866th largest city in the United States . Goose Creek is currently growing at a rate of 1.89% annually and its population has increased by 26.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,938 in 2010. Goose Creek reached it's highest population of 45,351 in 2021. Spanning over 42 miles, Goose Creek has a population density of 1,100 people per square mile.

The average household income in Goose Creek is $80,301 with a poverty rate of 10.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,307 per month, and the median house value is $188,300. The median age in Goose Creek is 31.9 years, 29.8 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Goose Creek Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Goose Creek was:

  • White: 68.59%
  • Black or African American: 19.25%
  • Two or more races: 4.59%
  • Other race: 3.68%
  • Asian: 3.31%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Goose Creek, South Carolina is 45,351 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 42,822.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,938.

Goose Creek, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,79268.59%
Black or African American8,07919.25%
Two or More Races1,9274.59%
Some Other Race1,5453.68%
Asian1,3883.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native2470.59%
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Goose Creek Population by Race

Goose Creek Population Pyramid $2021

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Goose Creek Median Age

31.9


Total

29.8


Male

35.1


Female

Goose Creek Adults

There are 32,093 adults, (4,444 of whom are seniors) in Goose Creek.

Goose Creek Age Dependency

51.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Goose Creek Sex Ratio

Female

20,719

49.36%

Male

21,259

50.64%

Goose Creek Population by Age

Goose Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Goose Creek Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All70.6%29.4%
Non Family60.5%39.5%
Male59.2%40.8%
Female55.5%44.5%

70.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Goose Creek Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,9242.8570.6
Married7,5983.3280.5
Non Family3,5831.2660.5
Female2,0503.6555.5
Male6933.4359.2

3.27

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Goose Creek Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6202.41%
9th to 12th Grade1,4165.51%
High School Graduate6,39924.89%
Some College7,22028.08%
Associates Degree3,10312.07%
Bachelors Degree4,68018.20%
Graduate Degree2,2738.84%
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Goose Creek Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Goose Creek Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,17616,1014,651
Black5,0214,5781,443
Hispanic1,7331,371333
Asian1,059962401
Other Race795518144
2+ Races540505106
Native American17117124

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.87%.

Goose Creek Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,518$51,834$32,203
Less Than 9th Grade$20,357$33,830$14,258
High School Graduate$32,815$45,000$27,264
Some College$42,530$49,398$31,378
Bachelors Degree$50,940$62,973$38,313
Graduate Degree$61,913$80,147$52,514

$42,518

Average Earnings

$51,834

Average Male

$32,203

Average Female

Goose Creek Earnings by Educational Attainment

Goose Creek Language by Age

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Goose Creek Language

89.65% of Goose Creek residents speak only English, while 10.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.22% of the population.

Goose Creek Language

Goose Creek Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,9061,69321.41%
White24,9311,5926.39%
Hispanic3,40572421.26%
Other1,54556036.25%
Multiple1,6331348.21%
Asian1,345120.89%
Native247124.86%

10.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.78%

Male Poverty Rate

12.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Goose Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Goose Creek is Other, with 36.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Goose Creek is Asian, with 0.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.57%.

Goose Creek Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.53%
High School9.74%
Some College7.59%
Bachelors or Greater3.40%

Goose Creek Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.16%
Male Unemployed36.92%
Female Employed6.41%
Male Employed3.23%

Goose Creek Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Goose Creek Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,893$80,301
Families$78,588$87,062
Married Families$91,000-
Non Families$48,898$54,385
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Income by Household Type

Goose Creek Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Goose Creek Married by Age and Sex

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Goose Creek Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Goose Creek Marital Status by Race

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Goose Creek Marital Status

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5,047

Number of Veterans

4,305

Male Veterans

742

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War2,100
Second Gulf War1,922
Vietnam1,176
Korea184
World War II18

Goose Creek Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,820
55 to 641,113
65 to 74835
18 to 34782
75+497

Goose Creek Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,79219.00%
Black96716.32%
Hispanic22611.58%
2+ Races11215.51%
Asian1059.85%
Other Race606.81%
Native American116.25%

Goose Creek Veterans by Race

Goose Creek Veterans by Education

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2.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Goose Creek Veterans by Education

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71.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Goose Creek Employment by Age

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Goose Creek Employment by Race

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Goose Creek Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.53%

Born in Goose Creek

93.24%

Native Born

6.76%

Foreign Born

3.08%

Non Citizen

3.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.24% of Goose Creek residents were born in the United States, with 41.53% having been born in South Carolina. 3.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Goose Creek Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202145,3518431.89%
202044,5088431.93%
201943,6658431.97%
201842,8221,0152.43%
201741,8076961.69%
201641,1115421.34%
201540,5692590.64%
201440,3106531.65%
201339,6578552.20%
201238,8021,1473.05%
201137,6559912.70%
201036,6647,4562.30%
200029,2084,5161.69%
199024,6926,8813.32%
198017,81114,15517.16%
19703,6560.00%

Goose Creek Population by Year